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Overhaul in Gujarat administration

india Updated: Jul 08, 2011 18:54 IST
Mahesh Langa
Mahesh Langa
Hindustan Times
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In a major overhaul of the state administration, the Narendra Modi government on Friday transferred 34 senior IAS officials including secretary in the crucial departments like home, revenue, urban development and municipal commissioners of Ahmedabad, Surat and Vadodara.

Besides secretaries and commissioners, head of important PSUs like GACL, GNFC, GIDC, GUVNL and GSFC have also been reshuffled in the present round of transfer.

Present additional chief secretary (home) Balwant Singh has been shifted in general administration department (gad) while Varesh Sinha has been put in home as (ACS).

From the finance department, principal secretary (expenditure) CL Meena has been shifted to the revenue department as principal secretary in place of P Panneervel, who has been posted as principal secretary, labour and employment.

Another official from the finance to be transferred out is principal secretary (economic affairs) Atanu Chakravarti, who has been sent to Vadodara as MD Gujarat State Fertilizers Corporation (GSFC).

Surat municipal corporation S Aparna has been brought in as secretary (economic affairs) while Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd (GUVNL) MD L Chuaungo has been transferred as principal secretary (expenditure).

R M Patel, ACS (Rural development and panchayats) has been given additional charge of tribal development department as present incumbent AM Tiwari has been appointed as managing director of Gujarat Narmadavalley fertilizers corporation (GNFC).

Gujarat state fertilizer corporation (GSFC) MD Haribhai Patel has been made commissioner, commercial tax while D Thara has been made special commissioner, commercial tax, replacing Mukesh Puri, who goes as MD, GUVNL.

Ahmedabad municipal commissioner IP Gautam has been elevated as principal secretary urban. Guruprasad Mahapatra has been made commissioner in place of Guatam. Principal secretary, Animal husbandry, Rajiv Kumar Gupta has been appointed as new commissioner, Vadodara municipal commissioner from where MK Das has been sent to Surat municipal corporation as commissioner.

Industries commissioner BB Swain is the new MD of Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC).

Moreover, secretary of social justice and empowerment, women and child development, health commissioner and director of municipalities and employment and training have also been reshuffled.