The state government on Monday effected another major bureaucratic exercise in which certain key charges including that of Hyderabad Water Board were changed and those waiting for postings given the orders.
S Chellappa, principal secretary who was unhappy heading the culture department, was named additional director general of the Dr MCR HRD Institute. In his place comes P V Ramesh, principal secretary, health, whom health minister had tried for long to unseat from under him.
Sutirtha Bhattacharya, principal secretary, energy, was given charge of infrastructure and investment department in the vacancy caused by Ajay Mishra’s exit. Principal secretary, transport, Dinesh Kumar, will head the energy department. In place of Dinesh, the state brought in D Lakshmi Parthasarthy from public enterprises department.
Adhar Sinha, commissioner, collegiate education, was appointed the new chief of Hyderabad water board in place of M Jagadeeshwar, who was shifted as commissioner, apparel export parks. IYR Krishna Rao and Vinod Kumar Agarwal, both of whom had rejected the previous departments given to them, were given new ones. Krishna Rao was given agricultural marketing and cooperation while Agarwal got public enterprises. K R Kishore, who was replaced by Krishna Rao, was given the important charge of health. According to sources, Krishna Rao, Sutirtha and Ramesh are unhappy with their new postings.
AR Sukumar, director of agricultural marketing, was made special commissioner, in the CCLA office and in his place, B Aravinda Reddy was brought in. SK Sinha, sericulture commissioner, was appointed commissioner, appeals, in the CCLA office.
Shalini Mishra, who was heading Rajiv Swagruha Corporation, was brought in as commissioner of collegiate education in Adhar Sinha’s place. Housing commissioner G Sai Prasad was given additional charge of the Rajiv housing project. R V Chandravadan, commissioner of employment and training, was appointed state project director of DPEP and CEO of state literacy mission.
In all, 22 officers were shifted or given postings. Charging that all officers who were non-pliable were shifted out and compliant ones posted in their places, some of the officers said they will decide over the weekend to decide whether to take charge or not. TOI