Major reshuffle in Bihar administration

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Patna, Mar 16 (UNI) The Bihar government today transferred 67 senior IAS officers, including three Commissioners and 29 District Magistrates (DM), in a major reshuffle.

Acording to the notification, Mr Brajesh Mehrotra had been made Darbhanga divisional commissioner, Dr Deepak Prasad had been sent to Muger division as commissioner and Mr Akhileshwar Prasad Giri had been made Bhagalpur divisional commissioner.

Mr Maheshwar Prasad Singh had been made Commissioner Disabled department while Mr H C Sirohi, Munger divisional commissioiner, had been made principal secretary Rural Developmental Works department.

Patna divisional commissioner Ravindra Pawar had been entrusted with additional responsibility of state industrial area development authority and managing director of state infrastructural development authority.

Besides, 29 DMs, including that of Patna, had been transferred.

Bhojpur DM Jitendra Kumar Sinha had been transferred to Patna in the same capacity while Mr B Rajendra, the DM of Patna, had been made director agriculture department.

According to the notification the DMs of Darbhanga, West Champaran, Muzaffarpur, Kishanganj, Nawada, Saharsa, Banka, Arwal, Buxar, East Champaran, Nalanda, Madhubani, Munger, Gaya, Samastipur, Khagaria, Lakhisarai, Sitamarhi, Araria, Kaimur had been shifted with immediate effect.

The notification further stated that the aditional member revenue board Pancham Lal had been made principal secretary Panchayati Raj and Water resources principal secretary A K Sinha had been sent to the Industry Department in the same capacity. Principal Secretary Revenue and Land reform B B Srivatav had been made Additional member of Revenue Board.

Director land consolidation department C Ashok Vardhan had been made principal secretary revenue and land reform. Ajay V Nayak has been made secretary water resources department. Tripurari Sharan been made secretary food and consumer protection.

He had also been given additional charges of state food and civil supply.

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