First major rejig of officials under new government

Additional Chief Secretary-1 to Chief Minister Dr P Rama Mohana Rao was on Wednesday appointed as the new Chief Secretary of Tamil Nadu in a major rejig of officials. He replaces K Gnanadesikan.
First major rejig of officials under new government
Dr P Rama Mohana Rao

Chennai

An official release said Dr Rao would also hold full additional charge of the post of Vigilance Commissioner and Commissioner for Administrative Reforms in place of Gnanadesikan. Another release said, Gnanadesikan was posted as Chairman and Managing Director of Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation (TIDCO) in place of C V Sankar, who was holding additional charge. 
Santha Sheela Nair was appointed as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the CM’s Office. The government transferred Shiva Das Meena from the post of Secretary, Cooperation, Food and Consumer Protection Department and posted him as Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister. Dr S Vijayakumar was posted as Secretary to the CM. 
The Government also issued orders designating K N Venkataramanan (Retd) as Principal Secretary/Secretary-1 to CM, Shiv Das Meena as Secretary-II, Dr S Vijayakumar as Secretary-III and A Ramalingam as Secretary-IV. The government also transferred and posted Pradeep Yadav as Cooperation, Food and Consumer Protection secretary, Gagandeep Singh Bedi as Agricutlural Production Commissioner and Secretary, Agriculture Department. 
He would also hold full additional charge of the post of Secretary, Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries Director. W h i l e Hansraj Verma was posted as Rural Development and Panchayat Raj department secretary, Atulya Mishra was transferred and posted as Secretary, Environment and Forests Department. He would also hold full additional charge as Commissioner of Revenue Administration until further orders.

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