The Gujarat authorities on late Wednesday night time carried out a big scale reshuffle in the state’s prime paperwork with appointment of new secretaries in the essential departments like house, industries, income, power and many others.
As many as 18 senior IAS officers of the State had been transferred whereas seven officers have been promoted to the secretary stage.
Accordingly, senior IAS Pankaj Kumar has been posted as new Additional Chief Secretary of Home division whereas Dr Rajiv Kumar Gupta has been made new ACS of Industries and Mines.
Both are 1986 batch IAS officers of Gujarat cadre. Their batch mate Vipul Mittra has been made ACS of Panchayats division.
AK Rakesh, a 1989 batch IAS, has been appointed to the final administration division as ACS transferring incumbent Kalam Dayani to the income division as ACS. Me Dayani is a 1990 batch IAS officer.
Another officer from 1990 batch Manoj Aggarwal has been made ACS of well being and household welfare division whereas Arun Kumar Solanki has been made ACS of Environment and Forest Department. He too is a 1990 batch IAS of Gujarat cadre.
Other officers embody Mamta Verma as new principal secretary of power and petrochemicals, Harit Shukla as new tourism secretary, Vijay Nehra as new science and expertise secretary and P Swaroop as new land reforms commissioner in the income division.
Also, Manisha Chandra is new secretary (expenditure) in the finance division whereas KK Nirala has been promoted to secretary stage and posted as Secretary of Women and Child Development division.
Roopwant Singh has been shifted from the finance division to the publish of commissioner of geology and mines with further cost of MD of Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation (GMDC).