Following the implementation of the GNCTD (Amendment) Act, 2023, the Kejriwal-led Delhi government has undertaken its first major bureaucratic reorganisation. Eight IAS officers of the AGMUT cadre, recently transferred to Delhi from various states and union territories, have been allocated fresh roles.
The notable postings include:
Manish Gupta, previously the Additional Chief Secretary of Land and Building, has been tasked with additional responsibilities as the CEO of Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board and Managing Director of the Shahjahanabad Redevelopment Corporation.
A Anbarasu, presently the principal commissioner of trade and taxes, will also serve as the CEO of the Delhi Jal Board.
HPS Sran, who served as the secretary in the public grievance commission with an added role of additional inspector general of prisons, has now been designated as the secretary of the information technology department. He will also head Geospatial Data Limited as its Managing Director.
The art, culture, and languages department secretary, Chokha Ram Garg, will assume the additional duty of director, Union Territory Civil Services.
Furthermore, other AGMUT cadre officers who were awaiting their postings have now been appointed to various departments. Among them:
- Vinod P Kavle (2008 batch) will take over as the secretary of social welfare and women and child development departments.
- Anil Kumar Singh (2011 batch) is now the registrar for cooperative societies.
- Ajay Kumar Bisht (2011 batch) has been posted as the special commissioner in the trade and taxes department.
The NCCSA, an authority including the Chief Minister, the chief secretary, and the principal secretary (home) of the Delhi government, suggested these postings. This body is responsible for decisions regarding the transfer, posting of Group ‘A’ officers, and disciplinary actions against officials in the Delhi government.
The establishment of this authority results from the GNCTD Amendment Act, 2023, which succeeded an earlier ordinance of the Centre. This act overturned a previous Supreme Court ruling from May, which had given the Delhi government executive control over services matters, a role previously held by the Lt Governor.