Shimla: In a major administrative reshuffle, Himachal government reshuffled more than 20 senior IAS, IFS and HPAS officers in the state with immediate effect here today.
Special secretary (monitoring and co-ordination in CM office) and director tourism Arun Sharma has returned as principal private secretary to Chief Minister. Sharma would replace Vijay Chandan, who has now been posted as director, technical education in Sundernagar.
Harinder Hira, presently additional chief secretary, Sainik Welfare cum FC (revenue and RR), has been transferred as additional chief secretary, food, civil supplies and consumer affairs and labour employment, relieving Anil Kumar Khachi from this additional charge.
Bhim Sen, presently principal secretary to CM and principal secretary (excise and taxation, RPG and tribal development) will hold the additional charge of personal department.
Daljeet Dogra, who was secretary personnel, will now hold the additional charge of MD, HP state civil supplies corporation. Principal secretary, PWD, PC Kapoor, has now been shifted as financial commissioner cum principal secretary, revenue and RR. Anita Tegta, special secretary, revenue, has been shifted as MD, HP Agro Industry Corporation.
VC Katoch, presently settlement officer, Shimla division, has been posted as labour commissioner-cum-director, employment. Ajay Bhandari, presently secretary, SAD, GAD and Parliamentary affairs, has been given the additional charge of director, vigilance cum ex-officio secretary (home and vigilance).
Special secretary, education, Rajinder Singh Negi, holding additional charge of MD, HP State Electronics Development Corporation, will now also hold additional charge of special secretary, technical education. BR Verma, presently labour commissioner cum director employment, has been shifted as settlement officer, Shimla division. Chief conservator of forest, eco-tourism, Harsh Mittal, has been transferred as chief executive officer, HIMURJA.
GK Shirvastva, additional deputy commissioner, development cum project director, DRDA, Sirmour, at Nahan, will now be working as registrar, HP Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission. SS Guleria, presently director, technical education, Sundernagar, and special secretary technical education has been posted as special secretary, health, and will hold the additional charge of director, small savings. Additional director, social justice and empowerment, Lokender Singh Chauhan, has been shifted as additional deputy commissioner, development cum project director, DRDA, Sirmour. Ravinder Pal Bhardwaj, presently registrar, HP Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, will now be posted as additional director, social justice and empowerment while Ranveer Singh Rana, assistant settlement officer, Kangra, has been shifted as district tourism development officer, Kangra. Sukhdev Singh, RTO Bilaspur, has been posted as RTO Kangra.