Gujarat government transfers 23 IAS officers, M. Thennarasan becomes new Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation commissioner

M. Thennarasan

The Gujarat government on Wednesday transferred 23 IAS officers, including 10 District Collectors before the Model Code of Conduct comes into place in the state ahead of the upcoming Assembly elections. M. Thennarasan, IAS (RR:GUJ:2000) has been appointed the new Municipal Corporation Commissioner of Ahmedabad. The post was lying vacant due to the transfer of his predecessor IAS officer Lochan Sehra last week.

Dr. Rahul Babulal Gupta, IAS (RR:GUJ:2004), Industries Commissioner, Gandhinagar has been given additional charge of Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation. Gandhinagar District Collector Dr. Dhavalkumar Kiritkumar Patel, IAS (RR:GUJ:2008) has been appointed the new Ahmedabad District Collector.

Surat District Development Officer D.S. Gadhvi, IAS (SCS:GUJ:2008) has been appointed Collector, Anand. Dharmendrasinh J. Jadeja, IAS (SCS:GUJ:2009), District Development Officer, Devbhumi-Dwarka has been appointed Collector, Dangs-Ahwa. G.T. Pandya, IAS, Director of Technical Education, Gandhinagar has been posted as Collector, Morbi.

Kum. B.R. Dave, IAS (SCS:GUJ:2007), Managing Director, Gujarat Livelihood Promotion Company Ltd, Gandhinagar will be the new Collector, Tapi-Vyara, whereas B.K. Pandya, IAS (SCS:GUJ:2009), Collector, Dangs-Ahwa will be the new Collector, Mahisagar-Lunawada.

Praveena D.K, IAS (RR:GUJ:2009) Collector, Kutch-Bhuj has been appointed Collector, Gandhinagar, relieving Surabhi Gautam, IAS of additional charge of that post. Dilip Kumar Rana, IAS (RR:GUJ:2007), Director of Tribal Development, Gandhinagar has been posted as Collector, Kutch-Bhuj.

Yogesh Babanrao Nirgude, IAS (RR:GUJ:2013), Collector, Bhavnagar has been appointed Director of Tribal Development, Gandhinagar. R.A. Merja, IAS (SCS:GUJ:2012), Deputy Municipal Commissioner, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, will be the new Collector, Bhavnagar.

P.R. Joshi, IAS (SCS:GUJ:2012), Director, Youth Services & Cultural Activities, Gandhinagar has been posted as District Development Officer, Bharuch, while B.K. Vasava, IAS (SCS:GUJ:2013) has been appointed District Development Officer, Surat.

S.D. Dhanani, IAS (SCS:GUJ:2012) has been posted as District Development Officer, Devbhumi-Dwarka. Sandip Janardanpant Sagale, IAS (RR:GUJ:2007), Collector, Ahmedabad has been appointed as Municipal Corporation Commissioner, Gandhinagar. M.-Y. Daxini, IAS (SCS:GUJ:2008), Collector, Anand has been posted as Additional Secretary to Government, Panchayats, Rural Housing & Rural Development Department, Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar.

Harjibhai K. Vadhvaniya, IAS (Selection:GUJ:2011), Collector, Tapi-Vyara has been appointed Director, Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA), Gandhinagar. Dr. Manish Kumar, IAS (RR:GUJ:2013), Collector, Mahisagar-Lunawada has been posted as Managing Director, Gujarat Livelihood Promotion Company Ltd, Gandhinagar.

J.B. Patel, IAS (SCS:GUJ:2008), Collector, Morbi has been posted as Director, Youth Services & Cultural Activities, Gandhinagar, while Yogesh Choudhary, IAS (RR:GUJ:2016), District Development Officer, Bharuch has been appointed Managing Director, Dakshin Gujarat Vij Company Ltd, Surat.

K.S. Vasava, Joint Commissioner, Regional Vishleshan Committee, Gandhinagar-1 has been appointed Director of Technical Education, Gandhinagar and Jasmine Hasrat, IAS (RR:GUJ:2018), Managing Director, Dakshin Gujarat Vij Company Ltd, Surat has been appointed Managing Director, Gujarat State Energy Generation Ltd, Surat.