The reshuffling and transferring-posting of the officers, goes on from time to time in a state, especially when the govt changes. The Punjab government on Wednesday, while giving additional charges to the new officers, transferred eight IAS and 24 PCS officers.
As per the orders, Kumar Rahul, who was secretary health and family welfare, has been given the charge of secretary, employment generation, while Amit Kumar, special secretary, medical education and research, has been posted as joint development commissioner, integrated rural development.
While Dilip Kumar has been posted as principal secretary, industries and commerce, with additional charges of information technology and investment promotion. He will continue to hold the charge of principal resident commissioner, investment promotion and industrial liaison at Punjab Bhawan, New Delhi. Whereas, Rajiv Gupta has been posted as ADC (general), Jalandhar, and Ankurjeet Singh goes as ADC, Pathankot.
On the other hand, Viran Shyamkaran Tidke has been posted as assistant commissioner (taxation), Patiala, whereas Harpreet Singh has been transferred as sub-divisional magistrate (SDM), Amritsar, Manisha Rana has been posted as SDM Anandpur Sahib and in addition SDM Nangal.
Amongst the 24 PCS officers who have been shifted included Avneet Kaur, Isha Singal, Anupreet Kaur, Navreet Kaur Sekhon, Poonam Singh and Rajesh Kumar Sharma. These fresh orders came just a week after the Aam Aadmi Party government effected its biggest administrative reshuffle, transferring 43 IAS officers and 38 PCS officers.