- Three other IAS officers get additional charges
Gandhinagar: Less than a week before Diwali, the Gujarat government announced bureaucratic reshuffling, with total of seven IAS officers transferred within the administration. Three others have been given additional charges.
Barring the appointments that had been made to the CMO, this is the first administrative reshuffle since Bhupendra Patel took over as Chief Minister of Gujarat.
The officers who had been in the CMO under CM Vijay Rupani, too, got postings.
Manoj Kumar Das has been appointed as additional chief secretary of Ports & Transport department. He was earlier the principal secretary to CM Rupani and did not have a posting since last month.
Ashwani Kumar, earlier the secretary in Rupani’s tenure, has been appointed as secretary of Sports, Youth & Cultural Activities department. He replaces CV Som, who has been appointed as additional chief secretary (ACS) of Narmada, Water Resources, Water Supply & Kalpsar department (rehabilitation & resettlement).
Ashwani Kumar has also been given additional charge as director general of Sports Authority of Gujarat.
JP Gupta, chief commissioner of state tax, has been made principal secretary in the Finance department. Pankaj Joshi, ACS to the CM, has been relieved of the additional charge.
Milind Torawane, secretary in the Finance department, has been given additional charge as Chief Commissioner of State Tax.
Avantika Singh Aulakh, secretary to CM, has been given additional charge as CEO of Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board (GIDB).
Gujarat Energy Development Agency (GEDA) director BA Shah has been appointed as Botad Collector, replacing Tushar Sumera, who has been appointed as Bharuch collector.
Kamal Shah has been appointed as additional industries commissioner, while Saidingpuii Chhakchhuak, additional secretary in Finance department (budget), has been given additional charge as director, GEDA.
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