Published On: Wed, Apr 26th, 2017

State govt shifts 84 IAS, including 38 DMs; 54 IPS

Lucknow: In a major administrative reshuffle, the state government on Wednesday ordered transfer of 84 IAS officers including district magistrates of 38 districts. Besides that the state government also transferred 54 IPS officers to streamline the law and order machinery.

This is the biggest administrative reshuffle effected by the Adityanath Yogi government

This is the biggest administrative reshuffle effected by the Adityanath Yogi government after assuming power in March end.

According to an official spokesman, Ministhy S has been appointed Ghaziabad DM, Brajesh Narain Singh as DM Noida, and Nagendra Prasad Singh as DM of Saharanpur.

Similalrly Lucknow DM GS Priyagdarshi has been transferred to Muzaffarnagar in place of Dinesh Kumar Singh II. In Lucknow, Priyadarshi will be replaced by Kaushal Raj Sharma, who was, until now, posted in Kanpur Nagar in the same capacity.

Other transfers include Pinky Jowel as Bareilly DM, Shiv Sahai Awasthi as DM Rampur and Surendra Singh as DM Kanpur Nagar.

Among senior transfers, while Arvind Kumar has been divested of charge of cooperatives department, he will continue to serve as land consolidation and relief and revenue commissioner. The additional charge of cooperative has, instead, been handed to additional chief secretary Hari Raj Kishor, who is also overseeing the public enterprises bureau.

Senior IAS officer Rajneesh Gupta has also been given additional charge as director mandi parishad. He will continue to head the agriculture and agriculture education departments.

The government also gave additional charge of the basic education department to Raj Pratap Singh, overseeing the mining department in UP. While former Census director Neena Sharma has been appointed rural development commissioner, Kamran Rizvi has been given charge of the state nutrition mission, and also as principal secretary appointment.

Secretary to CM Adityanath Yogi, Mrityunjay Kumar Narayan will now also serve as secretary to the departments of estate and civil aviation. Narayan’s responsibilities as excise commissioner will now be overseen by Dheeraj Sahu, UP’s housing commissioner.

The Adityanath government also appointed Dhanalakshmi as additional resident commissioner, UP, posted in New Delhi, while Manoj Mishra will serve as secretary to the department of culture.

Nitin Bansal has been appointed mission director of the State Rural Livelihood Mission, while Roshan Jacob has been appointed Bulandshahr DM and Suresh Kumar Singh as the chief executive officer of UP Rural Roads Authority.

On the other hand, it is also the biggest police reshuffle since the new government took over more than a month ago. This includes shifting of 41 district police chiefs.

The SSPs transferred include those of Mainpuri, Noida, Agra, Saharanpur, Amroha, Gorakhpur, Deoria, and Kannauj.

Rajesh S has been named as the new district police chief of Mainpuri, a bastion of the Samajwadi Party (SP), Santosh Kumar Mishra as SP of Amroha, Muniraj G as SSP of Bulandshahr, Hemraj Meena as SP of Sant Kabirnagar, Yamuna Prasad as SP of Kushinagar and Hari Narayan Singh as SSP of Ghaziabad.

Luv Kumar, who was SSP of Saharanpur and hit the headlines for banning a procession led by a BJP MP after which his house was attacked, has been shifted out and posted as SSP Noida. His earlier post was taken by Subhash Chandra Dubey.

Mahoba SP Gaurav Singh has been sent to Rae Bareli as the new district police chief. Shailesh Kumar Pandey has been named as the new SP of Jaunpur and Harvinder as SP of Kannauj.

Dinesh Chandra Dubey has been made SSP of Agra while Deepak Kumar will be the new SSP of Lucknow. He has replaced Manjil Saini, an official posted by the previous Samajwadi Party government.

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