Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu

The Himachal Pradesh government has transferred eight Indian Administrative Service (IAS) personnel, including Abhishek Jain, the Education Secretary, on Monday.

Abhishek Jain, a 2002-batch officer, has been promoted to secretary, home and vigilance, and information technology, departments over which he previously had additional authority. He will continue to serve as secretary to the chief minister while also holding the roles of secretary finance, planning, economics, and statistics.

Rakesh Kanwar has taken over as Education Secretary in place of Abhishek Jain. He will also be the secretary of agriculture, language, art, and culture.

C Paulrasu, Secretary of Administrative Reforms and Secretary of Cooperation and Horticulture, has been appointed Secretary of Agriculture.

Priyatu Mandal, Secretary, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, who also serves as Managing Director of HP Financial Corporation, will also serve as Secretary, Technical Education and Fisheries, as well as chairman of the Himachal Pradesh Appellate Tax Tribunal in Dharamshala.

Special Secretary, Revenue, Chander Prakash Verma, who serves as Commissioner, Departmental Enquiries, and Special Secretary, forest and industries, will take on the role of director, land records, while Sandeep Kumar, Special Secretary, Technical Education, will serve as Commissioner, Departmental Enquiries.

Lalit Jain, the Managing Director of the Baddi Barotiwala Nalagarh Development Authority (BBNDA), Baddi, has been promoted to Managing Director of the Himachal Pradesh Minorities Finance and Development Corporation, relieving Pradeep Kumar Thakur of this extra responsibility. Jain will be in charge of the BBNDA as CEO.

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Manesh Kumar, who had been awaiting posting, has been assigned as Additional Deputy Commissioner, Hamirpur, in place of Himachal Pradesh Administrative Service officer Jitender Sanjta, who would be assigned separately.


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