Yogi effects first major bureaucratic reshuffle
Lucknow: Finally the BJP government in the state under the stewardship of Aditya Nath Yogi effected the first reshuffle of the bureaucracy wherein 20 IAS officers were transferred. The reshuffle includes the transfer of at least nine principal secretary-rank officials who all have been put on the waiting list.
Senior IAS Navniet Sehgal has been put on waiting list and has been replaced by Avneesh Kumar Awasthi, who had recently returned from central deputation. Awasthi has been appointed as principal secretary information, tourism, managing director (MD) Tourism and chief executive officer (CEO) UPEIDA and UPSHA.
Mulayam loyalist and senior IAS Anita Singh, who was principal secretary to the CM almost all through the previous regime and had been serving as principal secretary Civil Aviation and Estate Department is also awaiting posting after being replaced by Mritunjay Kumar Narain who till now was Excise Commissioner. Narain has now been posted as secretary to CM.
Apart from it, Principal Secretary Infrastructure and industrial development Rama Raman, who was also holding the additional charge of the NRI department and chairman NOIDA has been replaced by Meerut Commissioner Alok Sinha.
Similarly, Principal Secretary mining and minerals Gurdeep Singh has been replaced by Raj Pratap Singh who will continue with his present posting as member revenue board as an additional charge.
Dimple Verma, has been put on waiting and she has been replaced by Anita C Meshram who would now be the principal secretary Child Welfare and Nutrition
Mukesh Meshram, who was serving as the trade tax commissioner and secretary technical education as additional charge will now hold the charge of only the Trade Tax department.
Others who have been put on the waiting list include Dr Hariom, chief executive officer (CEO) Greater Noida and Noida Deepak Agarwal and Vijay Kumar Yadav.