Tribune News Service
Shimla, June 23
In a major administrative reshuffle in Himachal late last night, the state government transferred 41 IAS officers, including the deputy commissioners (DC) of eight of the 12 districts.
Dr Nipun Jindal, Mission Director, National Health Mission, will replace Kangra DC Rakesh Prajapati, who has been appointed Director, Industries. Arindam Chaudhary, Special Secretary, Excise and Taxation, will be the new Mandi DC, replacing Rugdev Milind Thakur, who has been appointed Director, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj. Ashutosh Garg, IT Director, has been posted as Kullu DC in place of Richa Verma, who goes as Chief Executive, Baddi Barotiwala-Nalagarh Development Authority.
Lahaul & Spiti DC Pankaj Rai has been shifted as Bilaspur DC. Neeraj Kumar, Labour Commissioner, will be Lahaul & Spiti DC. RK Gautam, Director, Food and Civil Supplies, has been appointed Sirmaur DC in place of RK Pruthi, who has been posted as Special Secretary, Agriculture. Kinnaur DC Hemraj Bairwa will be replaced by Abid Hussain, Director, Urban Development. Bairwa has been posted as Mission Director, National Health Mission.
Kritika Kulhari, Director, Women and Child Development, goes as Solan DC, replacing Kalyan Chand, who has been posted as Director, Food and Civil Supplies.
Amit Kashyap will be the new Director, Tourism, while Yunus has been appointed Excise and Taxation Commissioner in place of Rohan Thakur, who goes as MD, HP Financial Corporation. Manasi Sahay Thakur has been shifted as MD, General Industries Corporation, and Lalit Jain as MD, State Civil Supplies Corporation. Apoorv Devgan, Shimla ADC, has been posted as Member Secretary, HP State Pollution Control Board.
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