Following the recent shuffle in Haryana chief minister’s office (CMO), the work of departments was re- distributed on Friday. As per the fresh allocation issued by principal secretary to the chief minister (PSCM) RK Khullar on Friday, the departments of excise and taxation and food and supplies were allocated to officer on special duty (OSD) to chief minister, Vijay Sharma. An Indian Railways Accounts Service (IRAS) officer, Sharma is on deputation with the Haryana government and also functions as nodal officer for co-ordination with Railways.
Another significant development is handing over of departments of public relations and labour and employment to political advisor to CM, Jagdish Chopra. It is probably for the first time that a political advisor in Haryana has been entrusted with file work in the CMO.
PSCM RK Khullar has kept majority of the important departments like home, finance, power, revenue, town and country planning, industries and commerce, development and panchayats, irrigation, health, higher and school education, medical education, agriculture, technical education, sports, forest and wildlife, among others, with himself.
Additional PSCM Rakesh Gupta will hold the charge of animal husbandry and dairying, transport, urban local bodies, public health, co-operation, women and child development.