Big Bureaucratic Reshuffle: Yogi Adityanath Government Transfers 20 IAS Officers

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Big Bureaucratic Reshuffle: Yogi Adityanath Government Transfers 20 IAS Officers

While earlier governments removed senior bureaucrats immediately after taking power, Yogi Adityanath waited for nearly three weeks before making the first major reshuffle in the bureaucracy.

After managing multiple posts, the senior IAS officer has been put on the waitlist, according to a Uttar Pradesh government release.

All his charges have been handed over to Avanish Awasthi, who returned from a deputation in the central government. Awasthi was serving as Joint Secretary in the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment since April, 2013.

Varanasi, Meerut and Gorakhpur, the Yogi's parliamentary constituency. He took oath on March 19 after the BJP won the state by a landslide.

Gurdeep Singh, Principal Secretary of Mining Department, has also been wait-listed.

Apart from the above-mentioned departments, the former Principal secretary of information was also the CEO of Uttar Pradesh Industrial Development Authority, the State Highway Authority and carried out duties as Additional Resident Commissioner, New Delhi. Anita Meshram has been named the new Secretary of the department. He has been replaced by R.P. Singh.

Investment Commissioner Amit Mohan Prasad has been given additional charge of CEO Noida and Greater Noida Authority.

Principal Secretary, Child Development and Nutrition Dimple Verma has been put on the wait list while Anita Mehra, who was on the wait list, has been given Verma's department as Secretary. Ranveer Prasad has been given the charge of UPSIDC as Managing Director.

The Power Department proposal to replace burnt/damaged electricity transformers within 48 hours instead of existing 72 hours was also approved by the Cabinet in its second meeting here, which was chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

Vijay Kumar Yadav, Vice Chairman of the Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA), has also been shifted out.

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