In a major bureaucratic reshuffle, the Gujarat government on Thursday transferred 83 IAS officers including the Collectors of Amreli, Ahmedabad, Banaskantha, Kutch, Mehsana, Surat, Rajkot, Junagadh, Arvalli, Valsad and Narmada districts.
The General Administration Department said in a notification that Ahmedabad Collector Raj Kumar Beniwal was being shifted to the Industrial Extension Bureau in Gandhinagar as the Managing Director, relieving Industries Commissioner Mamta Verma of the additional charge there.
Vadodara Collector Avantika Singh Aulakh has been appointed as the Collector of Ahmedabad district, while Mehsana Collector Lochan Sehra has been transferred as Vadodara Collector.
Rahul Gupta, currently the Joint Secretary, Home, has been appointed as the Collector of Junagadh, replacing Alok Kumar Pandey, who has been appointed as the Mehsana Collector.
Bharuch Collector Vikrant Pandey has been made the Collector of Rajkot district, replacing Manisha Chandra, who has been appointed as the Director of ICDS with Women and Child Development Department in Gandhinagar.
Collector of Kutch district Mahendra Patel has been transferred as the Surat Collector, while Ardra Agrawal, currently the Collector of the Dangs district, has been transferred as the MD of Dakshin Gujarat Vij Company Ltd in Surat.
Additional Commissioner of Commercial Tax in Ahmedabad Shalini Agrawal has been transferred as the Arvalli Collector.
Banaskantha Collector Dilip Rana has been shifted to Amreli while Chhotaudepur Collector Jenu Devan has been moved to Banaskantha as Collector.
Kheda district Collector K K Nirala has been transferred to Patan. He replaces Rajesh Manjhu, who has been appointed as the deputy municipal commissioner in Surat.