Govt Orders Transfer, Posting of 7 IAS Officers

Arun Kumar recalled, Sharma posted Planning Secy

JAMMU - In an administrative reshuffle, the State  government on Thursday ordered the transfer and posting of seven senior IAS officers.

In a Cabinet meeting here, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah approved transfer and posting of seven IAS officers, an official spokesman said.    

Arun Kumar, who was on the waiting list, has been posted as Financial Commissioner Revenue.    

B R Sharma, Principal Secretary, Home Department has been made Principal Secretary, Planning and Development Department, relieving B B Vyas of the additional charge, he said.    

K B Agarwal, Financial Commissioner (Revenue) has been transferred as Principal Secretary, Higher Education Department. He will continue to hold charge of Chairman, Special Tribunal.    

Suresh Kumar, Principal Secretary, Housing and Urban Development Department has been transferred as Principal Secretary Home Department.

Arun Kumar Mehta has been posted as Commissioner Secretary, PDD. He will relieve B R Sharma of the additional charge of the post.

Jeet Lal Gupta, Commissioner Secretary Social Welfare Department has been transferred to Housing and Urban Development Department in the same capacity.

Gazanfar Hussain, Secretary, Higher Education Department has been named Secretary Social of Welfare Department.

Peer Appointed Consultant:

The cabinet which met here today with Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah in chair approved the appointment of Prof. Mushtaq Ahmad Peer as consultant regarding IT applications and computerization to fast tract appointments.

He would be conducting tests for recruitment to non-gazetted and class IV posts to speed up the recruitment process.

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