Shimla: Carrying out a major administrative reshuffle, the Himachal Pradesh government on Saturday transferred 29 IAS officers, 14 HAS officers and 9 police officers.
Kangra deputy commissioner KK Pant, has been transferred as public finance and public enterprises-cum-secretary finance; RS Gupta, Director, Food and Civil Supplies has been appointed as the new DC of Kangra. DC Bilaspur JS Rana has been reverted back to Shimla, a post he held before the Lok Sabha elections replacing Amar Singh Rathore who has been posted as Director, Food and Civil Supplies. Nandita Gupta, special secretary finance has been transferred as Deputy Commissioner, Bilaspur. Davesh Kumar, Director IT, has been transferred as DC Chamba in place of Munish Garg who has been posted as Director, Social Justice and Empowerment. DC Kullu, Sudha Devim has been posted as Special Secretary, Education and BM Nanta, Mission Director, National Rural Health Mission, has been posted as the new DC, Kullu.
BD Sharma, Additional Director of Public Relations, had been made Director, Public Relations, a position he held earlier also. JR Katwal, the outgoing DPR who also was a special secretary in the chief minister’s officer has been transferred and made Director Ayurveda. Subhashish Panda has been made Director, Urban Development and Town and Country Planning. Chief electoral officer Anil Khachi has been given additional charge as secretary food, civil supplies and consumer affairs. Madhu Bala Sharma, Secretary, Urban Development, has been posted as Special Secretary, Technical Education.
The nine police officers promoted and transferred include B Kamal Kumar who has been promoted as additional director general police (Law and order);
AN Sharma, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, gets additional charge as IG (Intelligence); Prem Thakur, SP (CID), Shimla, has been posted as SP, Solan; Santosh Ptial, SP (Vigilance), Dharamshala, has been posted as SP Una.
IPS officers Rithwik Rudra, Rakesh Aggarwal, S.Z.H. Zaidi, Satinder Pal Singh, N.Venugopal, G.D. Bhargava and Shiv Pal Singh have been promoted to the rank of DIG.