Days before the appointment of new Chief Secretary in Rajasthan, the State Government has made major changes in the administration and transferred 23 IAS officers including four Collectors and also shifted 225 RAS officers.
The first movement saw 1993 batch IAS officer, Sandeep Verma, Home Secretary, being transferred as Secretary, Public Health and Engineering Department (PHED). Verma will replace Subir Kumar, an IAS officer from 1998 batch. They swap their positions.
Bhaskar Atmaram Sawant, who was recently shifted to the Department of Finance (Budget) as the Secretary, has been moved to the Department of Personnel (DoP) in the same capacity. Sawant replaces Alok Gupta, who has been posted as Commissioner, Commercial Taxes.
Naveen Mahajan, Project Director, Rajasthan Urban Infrastructure Development Project (RUIDP), will now join the Finance Department (Budget). His duty will involve rolling out the new format of budget. Pritam B Yashvant, Additional Director, National Health Mission, will move in place of Mahajan in RUPID.
Giriraj Singh Kushwaha, Commissioner, Ajmer Development Authority, has now been made Secretary, Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC). He is replaced by Vinita Shrivastava, who till now was posted as Registrar, Board of Revenue, Ajmer.
Kailash Chand Verma, Director, Public Services and Controller of Examination (ARD), has been made Collector, Sawai Madhopur.
Ambrish Kumar, an IAS officer from 2004 batch, has been made Commissioner, Agriculture Department, a post that was lying vacant since the suspension of Neeraj K Pawan.
Among others, L N Soni, Collector, Sikar, has been transferred to Bharatpur in the same capacity, while Matadeen Sharma will be the new collector of Jaisalmer.
Anandhi, Collector, Sawai Madhopur, has been made Registrar, Sardar Patel University of Police, Security and Justice.
In the RAS list, major reshuffle has been made in the ranks of deputy commissioner level. Rejig is an effort of the state government to check rampant corruption in the civic body.