Ranchi, Sept. 29: Secretary of commercial taxes department M.R. Meena was given additional charges of transport and public relations departments in a major bureaucratic reshuffle here today.
The state government reshuffled and transferred several other IAS officers.
While additional chief secretary Sudhir Prasad, in-charge of the drinking water and sanitation department, has been given additional charge of excise, Aditya Swaroop, who holds the charge of personnel department, has been transferred to the animal husbandry department.
Swaroop was replaced by water resources principal secretary S.K. Satpathy.
B.K. Tripathy, who was principal secretary of animal husbandry and fisheries, has been sent to the health department, which was till now held by K. Vidyasagar.
Vidyasagar would now be the new principal secretary of human resource development department, replacing D.K. Tiwari. Tiwari has been shifted to the planning and development department, with additional charge of the mines department.
Planning and development secretary Avinas Kumar has been shifted to the water resources department.
Social welfare principal secretary Mridula Sinha has been made principal secretary of housing, while Arun Kumar Singh, principal secretary (urban development), has been made principal secretary of disaster management, replacing K.K. Khandelwal.
Khandelwal has been made commissioner of South Chotanagpur division. Surendra Singh, who was transport secretary, has been made commissioner of North Chotanagpur.