Dr Raghav Langer new Div Comm, Jammu as LG rejigs bureaucarcy

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Jammu: In a major reshuffle in the civil administration on Tuesday night, the Jammu and Kashmir government ordered transfer of nearly 34 senior bureaucrats including 21 IAS and one IRS officers across the Union Territory.

According to an official statement here, Pulwama Deputy Commissioner Dr Raghav Langer has been posted as Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, replacing Sanjeev Verma who has been transferred and posted as Commissioner/Secretary Forest, Ecology and Environment Department.

Jammu Deputy Commissioner Sushma Chauhan, who was also holding additional charge of Chief Executive Officer, Special Purpose Vehicle for Jammu city for implementation of the Smart City Project unde the Smart City Mission, too has been transferred and posted as Administrative Secretary Higher Education Department. She shall also hold charge of Administrative Secretary Planning, Developmentand Monitoring  Department in addition to her own duties till further order, the government order said.

While Anantnag Deputy Commissioner Anshul Garg has been posted as new Deputy Commissioner, Jammu, the government has asked Commissioner Jammu Municipal Corporation Avny Lavasa to hold charge of Chief Executive Officer, Special Purpose Vehicle for Jammu City for implementation of the Smart City Project under the Smart City Mission till further orders.

In the Tuesday night reshuffle, Srinagar Deputy Commissioner Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, who was also holding additional charge of Chief Executive Officer Special Purpose Vehicle for Srinagar City for implementation of the Smart City Project under Smart City Mission, too has been transferred as posted as Chief Executive Officer, Mission Youth. He shall also hold the additional charge of Mission Director, Skill Development Mission, relieving Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah of the additional charge of the the post.

Bipul Pathan, Principal Secretary Science & Technology and also holding additional charge of Administrative Secretary Social Welfare Department has been posted as Principal Secretary Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Department, relieving Sheetal Nanda who has been posted as Secretary Social Welfare Department. The latter was under fire from recently elected DDC members including their chairpersons and vice chairpersons who over the issue of their protocol had even boycotted their training programme which was to be inaugurated by Lt Governor Manoj Sinha.

Principal Secretary Youth Services and Sports Department has been asked to hold charge of Science and Technology Department and Chief Executive Officer of Jammu and Kashmir Energy Development Agency in addition to his own duties till further orders.

Administrative Secretary Hospitality and Protocol Department Rukhsana Gani has been posted as Inspector General of Registration, J&K, against vacancy caused by the transfer of Dr Pawan Kotwal to the Union Territory of Ladakh.

Commissioner/Secretary Forest, Ecology and Environment Sarita Chauhan, who also holds additional charge of Chairman J&K Special Tribunal, has been posted as Commissioner/Secretary Labour and Employment Department. She has been asked to hold charge of Chairman, J&K Special Tribunal, in addition to her own duties till further orders.

Commissioner/Secretary Labour and Employment Department Saurabh Bhagat has been posted as Director General J&K Institute of Management, Public Administration and Rural Development, while Commissioner/Secretary Jal Shakti Department M Raju, also holding additional charge of Administrative Secretary Estates Department has been given additional charge of Administrative Secretary Civil Aviation Department and Civil Aviation Commissioner in addition to his own duties till further orders, relieving Rukhsana Gani of the additional charge of the post.

Commissioner/Secretary Higher Education Department Talat Parvez Rohella has been posted as Commissioner/Secretary Hospitality and Protocol Department, while Director General J&K Institute of Management, Public Administration and Rural Development, Zubair Ahmad has been postedas Commissioner/Secretary Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs relieving Simrandeep Singh, Secretary Disaster Management, relief, Rehabilitaion and Reconstruction of the additional charge of the post.

Yasha Mudgul, awaiting orders of adjustment in the General Administration Department, has been posted as Secretary Cooperatives Department relieving Navin Kumar Choudhary, Principal Secretary Agriculture Production and Farmers Welfare Department of the additional charge of the post.

Meanwhile, Udhampur Deputy Commissioner Dr Piyush Singla has been posted as Anantnag Deputy Commissioner and Mananging Director Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited as Srinagar Deputy Commissioner.

Rahul Yadav, Poonch Deputy Commissioner has been posted as Kathua Deputy Commissioner, and Doifode Sagar Dattatray, Doda Deputy Commissioner, as Chief Executive Officer, Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna, relieving Choudhary Mohammad Yasin, Mission Director, National HealthMission, J&K of the additional charge of the post.

Krittika Jyotsna, Chief Executive Officer, Jammu and Kashmir Energy Development Agency, holding additional charge of Secretary, J&K Academy of Arts, Culture and Languages, is transferred and posted as Deputy Commissioner, Ganderbal, while Baseer-ul-Haq Chaudhary, awaiting orders of adjustment in the General Administration Department, posted as Deputy Commissioner, Pulwama.

Athar Aamir Ul Shafi, Commissioner, Srinagar Municipal Corporation, shall hold the charge of Chief Executive Officer, Special Purpose Vehicle for Srinagar City for implementation of the Smart City Project, under the Smart City Mission, in addition to his own duties, till further orders.

Basharat Qayoom, awaiting orders of adjustment in the General Administration Department, is posted as Managing Director, Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited.

Bilal Mohi-ud-din Bhat, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Karnah-Tangdhar, holding additional charge of Sub-Registrar, Karnah-Tangdhar, has been posted as Deputy Commissioner, Kulgam,  Rohit Khajuria and Showkat Aijaz Bhat, Samba and Kulgam Deputy Commissioners, respectively, have been asked to await further orders of adjustment in the General Administration Department.

Anuradha Gupta, Director, School Education, Jammu, is posted as Deputy Commissioner, Samba; Ajay Kumar, Director, Development Expenditure, Division-I, Finance Department, as Deputy Commissioner, Reasi; and Inderjeet, Director, Agriculture Jammu as Deputy Commissioner, Poonch.

Vikas Sharma, Director Geology and Mining, J&K, is the new Deputy Commissioner, Doda; Indu Kanwal Chib, Deputy Commissioner, Reasi, is new Deputy Commissioner, Udhampur.

Shafqat Iqbal, Deputy Commissioner, Ganderbal, O.P. Bhagat, Deputy Commissioner, Kathua, have been asked to await further orders of adjustment in the General Administration Department.