The Government of Uttarakhand, in a major administrative reshuffle, has transferred 16 IAS and five PCS officers. As per the orders released by the government, RK Sudhanshu has been given the charge of the Public Works Department (PWD), State Estates and chairmanship of Bridge, Ropeways, Tunnel and other Infrastructure Development Corporation of Uttarakhand Limited (BRIDCUL). Prior to the new orders, RK Sudhanshu held the post of Secretary, IT and Science and Technology. Following the orders, Om Prakash, Additional Chief Secretary has been relieved of the charge of the PWD, State Estates and Chairman, BRIDCUL, however, his other responsibilities remain unchanged.
Principal Secretary Anand Bardan has been given the additional charge of Planning and Externally Aided Projects (EAP). Moreover, Amit Singh Negi has been appointed as Secretary, Medical Education and Health and Family Welfare. Negi was heading the disaster management, planning, EAP, and had the charge of Programme Director UEAPU, DRP.
R Meenakshi Sundaram has been given additional charge of Chief Project Director/Project Coordinator of ILSP, Project Director, UGVS and Project Coordinator/CPD. Shailesh Bagauli who has been serving as the transport commissioner has also been appointed as Secretary, disaster management and Project Director of UEAPU, DRP.
Nitesh Jha, Home Secretary has been appointed additional responsibilities of Secretary irrigation, minor irrigation and potable water along with his other existing responsibilities. Harbans Singh Chugh has been given the charge of Secretary, Forest and Environment. Chugh held the position of Secretary, Panchayati Raj before the issuance of new orders. However, Arvind Singh Hyanki who earlier headed the Forest and Environment Department, Potable Water, State Estate, CPD/Project Coordinator of ILSP has been appointed as Commissioner, Kumaon.
Brijesh Kumar Sant, Secretary, Sports, Youth Welfare and Director Sports has also been given the charge of Secretary, Panchayati Raj along with his existing responsibilities.
V Shanmugham, District Magistrate, Tehri and Director, Tehri dam project rehabilitation has been appointed as Additional Secretary, Women Empowerment and Child Development, ICDS Director and Secretary, State Commission for Protection of Child Rights. Deependra Kumar Chaudhary has been appointed as Commissioner, Transport and State Estate Officer. Chaudhary is awaiting his posting.
Mangesh Ghildiyal, District Magistrate, Rudraprayag has been transferred as District Magistrate, Tehri and Director, Tehri dam project rehabilitation. Vandana has been transferred as District Magistrate, Rudraprayag. She held the position of Chief Development Officer (CDO), Pithoragarh. However, Saurabh Gaharwar has been transferred to the post of Pithoragarh CDO.