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Massive administrative reshuffle in Punjab as 147 officers shifted

The reshuffle included new deputy commissioners for 10 of the 22 districts.

punjab Updated: Jul 14, 2018 10:05 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
Punjab,Punjab government,Indian Administrative Service
Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh(HT File)

In a massive administrative reshuffle, the Punjab government on Friday evening transferred 48 officers belonging to the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and 99 from Punjab Civil Service (PCS). This included new deputy commissioners for 10 of the 22 districts.

VK Meena will now be secretary, higher education and languages; Dipender Singh has been posted as secretary, revenue and rehabilitation. Vikas Garg will now be registrar of cooperative societies; and Rahul Tiwari has been transferred as commissioner-cum-director, employment generation, besides mission director, Ghar Ghar Rozgaar (Job in Each Household) scheme.

Further, the government posted Harjeet Singh as commissioner of Faridkot division, and Varun Roojam will now be managing director of Markfed. Kavita Singh will now be director for tourism; Gagandeep Singh will be special secretary, animal husbandry. Balwinder Dhaliwal is now DC of Ferozepur.

Arun Sekhari is special secretary, coordination, and Diprva Lakhra is commissioner of the Jalandhar municipal corporation, as per the orders, with immediate effect.

C Sibbin has been posted as MD of Punjab Agro; Daljit Singh Mangat as special secretary, planning; Gurlovleen Sidhu as director, welfare; Praneet Bhardwaj as DC of Bathinda; Malwinder Singh Jaggi as MD of Sugarfed, and Manpreet Singh is the new DC of Fazilka,

Jaskaran Singh has been posted as director, rural development; Gurneet Tej as director, town and country planning;

Kanwalpreet Brar as MC commissioner at Ludhiana; and Tejinder Singh Dhaliwal as state transport commissioner. Amit Kumar will now be MD of National Health Mission, and Neelima, special secretary, personnel.

Shiv Dular Singh Dhillon has been posted as DC of Fatehgarh Sahib, whereas Vinay Bublani will be DC of SBS Nagar (Nawanshahr). Rambir has been posted as DC of Pathankot whereas Sanjay Popli will be special secretary, cooperation.

The government has posted Vipul Ujjwal as DC of Gurdaspur, Isha as DC of Hoshiarpur, Sumeet Jarangal as DC of Rupnagar, Vimal Kumar as labour commissioner, Davinder Singh as additional registrar, cooperative; Apneet Ryar as DC of Mansa, and MK Arvind Kumar will be DC of Muktsar.

Bhupinder Pal Singh is now director, public instructions (DPI), colleges; and Puneet Goyal is now special secretary, health

First Published: Jul 14, 2018 10:05 IST