J&K Govt Shifts Spokesperson Kansal, To Head PDD


Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir on Friday posted senior bureaucrat Rohit Kansal as new Principal Secretary of the crucial Power Development Department (PDD).

Kansal, who is the public face of J&K government, was posted as principal secretary of Power Development Department considered as one of the most significant departments.

According to an order, Kansal would also hold responsibilities of Administrative Secretary, Information Department, Managing Director, J&K Power Development Corporation Limited and Managing Director, J&K Power Corporation Limited, in addition to his own duties.

The 1995-batch IAS officer shall also hold the charge of Principal Secretary (Coordination) to coordinate with Government of India for review and monitoring of issues/projects.  He was appointed as government spokesman by Governor Satya Pal Malik led administration in 2019.

The government also transferred M. Raju, Secretary, Power Development Department and posted him as Secretary, Planning, Development and Monitoring Department.

He shall also hold the charge of Administrative Secretary, Hospitality & Protocol, Estates, Civil Aviation Departments and Managing Director, J&K Project Construction Corporation Limited, in addition to his own duties, till further orders.


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