50 IAS transferred in Gujarat; Sourabh Pardhi made Collector Surat, B A Shah appointed Collector Vadodara

Bhupendra Patel

In a major bureaucratic reshuffle before the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the Gujarat government has reshuffled 50 IAS officers, including various Collectors and District Development Officers (DDOs). An official order for the same was issued on January 30 by the State General Administration Department.

According to the notice, B. A. Shah, the Collector of Jamnagar district, has been reassigned as the Collector of Vadodara district. A. B. Gor, presently serving as the Vadodara Collector, will now serve in the Chief Minister’s Office in Gandhinagar as Officer on Special Duty (OSD). Aayush Oak, the Collector of Surat, has been reassigned as the Collector of Valsad.

Sourabh Pardhi, the managing director of the Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Limited, has been designated as the new Collector of Surat. G. T. Pandya, the Collector of Morbi district, has been appointed as the Collector of Devbhumi Dwarka district. Amit Prakash Yadav, the Collector of Navsari, is now the Collector of Kheda district, while K. L. Bachani, the former director of information in Gandhinagar, will now serve as the director of Navsari.

Kshipra Agre, the Collector of Valsad, has been appointed as the new Collector of Navsari. H. K. Vadhvaniya, the Collector of Gir-Somnath, has been named as the additional secretary in the Health and Family Welfare Department, Gandhinagar.

Stuti Charan, the Collector of Chhotaudepur district, has been appointed as the chief executive officer of the Water and Sanitation Management Organisation, Gandhinagar. Nitin Sangwan, currently serving as the Director of Fisheries in Gandhinagar, has been appointed as the new DDO of Junagadh.

R. M. Tanna, the Junagadh municipal commissioner, has been assigned as the DDO of Surendranagar, with Om Prakash, the DDO of Mehsana, taking his place. Yogesh Nirgude, the Joint Secretary in the Home Department, has been named as the new Collector of Dahod district. Kiran Jhaveri, the additional commissioner of State tax in Ahmedabad, will now serve as the Collector of Morbi district.

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Neha Kumari, the deputy municipal commissioner of Ahmedabad, has been reassigned as the new Collector of Mahisagar district, while D. D. Jadeja, the Morbi DDO, has been appointed as the Collector of Gir-Somnath district.

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