The state government of Punjab has transferred 15 IAS officers amidst a bureaucratic reshuffle. The transfer also includes that of Alok Shekhar, who returned from deputation from the centre.
Kalpana Mittal Baruah has been posted as Additional Chief Secretary, Cooperative, Government of Punjab. The 1985-Batch officer is at present the Additional Chief Secretary, Technical Education & Industrial Training, Punjab and PRC – Punjab Bhawan, New Delhi.
1987-Batch officer Vini Mahajan has been given the additional responsibility of Additional Chief Secretary, Governance Reforms & Public Grievances. At present, she is the Additional Chief Secretary, Housing & Urban Development Department.
Ravneet Kaur, Additional Chief Secretary, General Administration & Coordination, Punjab, has been transferred as the Additional Chief Secretary, Housing & Urban Development Department, Government of Punjab. The 1988-Batch officer will take over the post from Mahajan.
Dr Roshan Sunkaria (1988-Batch) has been transferred from the Social Security Department to Forest Department.
Kripa Shankar Saroj (1989-Batch), who is at present the Principal Secretary, Jails Department, Government of Punjab, has been transferred as the Principal Secretary, Social Justice, Empowerment & Minorities, Government of Punjab.
VK Janjua, 1989-Batch officer has been appointed as the Principal Secretary, Labour and given the additional responsibility of Principal Secretary, Punjab State Human Rights Commission.
R Venkatraman, 1990-Batch has been appointed as the Principal Secretary, Jails. He would take over the post from Saroj.
1991-Batch officer Seema Jain has been appointed as the Financial Commissioner, Rural Development & Panchayats.
Anurag Verma, 1993-Batch officer has been appointed as the Principal Secretary, Technical Education and Industrial Training. He has also been given additional post of Principal Secretary, Higher Education & Languages.
Alok Shekhar, 1994-Batch officer has been appointed as the Principal Secretary, General Administration and Coordination.
Rahul Bhandari (1997-Batch) has been posted as the Secretary, NRI Affairs. He has also been allotted the additional post as Secretary, Home Affairs, Justice & Jails.
VK Meena, 1997-Batch has been allocated the roles of Secretary, Printing & Stationery and additional role of Secretary, Freedom Fighters.
Kumar Rahul (2000-Batch) officer has been appointed as the Secretary, Health & Family Welfare. He is also given the additional post as Project Director, National Health Mission and in addition Director, Mines & Geology.
Gurpreet Kaur Sapra (2005-Batch) has been given the post of Director, Social Security and additional charge of Special Secretary, Women and Child Development Department.
Sibin C (2005-Batch) has been appointed as the Managing Director of Punjab Small Industries and Export Corporation. He has also been given the additional responsibility of Director, Industries.