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Dhumal removes Principal Secy, appoints Sein
Tribune News Service

Shimla, December 1
In a major reshuffle at the top bureaucratic level in Himachal Pradesh today, the Chief Ministerís Principal Secretary, Mr Ajay Mittal, was removed from the post and Mr Bhim Sein appointed in his place.

Mr Bhim Sein was presently Managing Director of the H.P. Civil Supplies Corporation. Mr Mittal goes as Secretary, Industries and Personnel.

Kanwar Shamsher Singh, Financial Commissioner (Irrigation and Public Health) has been appointed Chairman of the Electricity Board (HPSEB) relieving Mr Harsh Gupta, Chief Secretary, of the charge.

Mr S.K. Sood, Financial Commissioner (PWD), has been given the charge of the Finance Department in place of Ms Asha Swaroop, who has proceeded on central deputation. He will also hold charge of the Departments of Planning, Statistics and 20-point programme.

Mr S.S. Negi, Financial Commissioner (Appeals), will now also hold charge of Housing.

Mr Avay Shukla, Financial  Commissioner (Forests), has also been given charge of the IPH Department. Mr Subhash Negi, Secretary (Industries), has been shifted to the PWD. He will also hold charge of the Tribal Development.

Ms Upma Chaudhary, Managing Director (Financial Corporation), has been given the additional charge of member (Finance) in the HPSEB. Mr Prem Kumar, Managing Director, of Indusrial Development Corporation, has been appointed Secretary (GAD) and SAD) in place of Dr A.R. Basu, who has been shifted to the urban development trainings and foreign assignments.

Mr B.S. Chauhan, Secretary (Personnel), will now hold charge as Secretary, Ayurveda and Food and Supplies. Mr Bhim Sein will also hold charge of Secretary, Information and Public Relations and Excise and Taxation. Mr Ajay Mittal will also look after computerisation, formulation and implementation of information technology. Mr K.C. Verma, Registrar, Cooperative Societies, shall hold additional charge of Managing Director, Civil Supplies Corporation. Mr R.D. Dhiman, Director, Food and Supplies, has been appointed Managing Director, Industrial Development Corporation. He will also hold charge of the General Industries Corporation and Small Scale Industries and Export Corporation. Mr Bharat Bhushan, Director, Urban Development, has been posted as Director, Food and Supplies. Mr Rajesh Kumar, Registrar, H.P. Administrative Tribunal, goes as Director, Urban Development.Back

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