The Government of Telangana on Friday shifted out Somesh Kumar in a major reshuffle of senior IAS officers. In all, 22 officials found themselves transferred from their present posts.
Somesh Kumar, who has been waging a legal battle to stay put in Telangana despite being allotted to Andhra Pradesh cadre, was shifted to the tribal welfare department as its principal secretary.
B Janardhan Reddy, commissioner & director of municipal administration, replaces Somesh as GHMC commissioner.
Top IAS officers Transferred in Telangana
Among other officials transferred are Shekhar Prasad Singh as special chief secretary panchayat raj, rural development and rural water supply department in place of J Raymond Peter who has been posted as chief commissioner of land administration.
Suresh Chanda has been posted as principal secretary animal husbandary while Rajeshwar Tiwari has been posted as principal secretary, health, medical and family welfare department. Shailini Mishra and Adhar Sinha have been posted to the general adminstration department as principal secretaries.
Vikas Raj has been shifted to the environment, forests, science and technology department as secretary, while GD Aruna has been posted as commissioner, backward classes welfare in the existing vacancy.
Benhur Mahesh Dutt Ekka is the new secretary of the scheduled castes development department and Navin Mittal the new commissioner & ex-officio secretary to government, general administration (I&PR) department. M Dana Kishore, secretary, housing department, has been given full additional charge of the post of commissioner and director, municipal administration, Hyderabad, until further orders.
M Veerabrahmaiah has been posted as the new director, panchayat raj and rural development and will hold full additional charge of the post of CEO, SERP and commissioner for cooperation & registrar of cooperative societies.
Other postings include that of G Kishan (director, school education); Anita Ramachandran (additional commissioner, GHMC); K Nirmala (MD, dairy developmenet corporation); A Srinivas (joint secretary, municipal administration and urban development department); A Murali (vice-chairman and MD, OILFED); M V Reddy (director, SC development, gets full additional charge as director, technical education) while R Laxman, IRS has been posted as commissioner, tribal welfare department and ex-officio managing director, TRICOR.
22 Telangana IAS Officers Certain Transfers