New Delhi: In a major administrative reshuffle, the Captain Amarinder Singh-led Punjab government on Saturday transferred 30 IPS and 21 IAS officers with immediate effect. If reports of leading daily The Indian Express are to be believed, special principal secretary to CM, Gurkirat Kirpal Singh has been given the additional charge of director, information and public relations (DIPR), replacing Varun Roojam, who has been posted as special secretary, health. In place of Vishwajeet Khanna, Vini Mahajan, additional chief secretary, health has been shifted to housing and urban development. Vini has been replaced by principal secretary, planning, Anjali Bhawra. On the hand, Bawra has been replaced by Hussan Lal, secretary, health.
Sanjay Kumar, who was holding the post of principal secretary, NRI affairs, has become a principal secretary, labour. He has been replaced by principal secretary, welfare, Kirpa Shankar Saroj. Chief Electoral Officer V K Singh, has been given additional charge of the financial commissioner, cooperation, subject to the approval of Election Commission of India. Replacing Rakesh Kumar Verma Kahan Singh Pannu, secretary (irrigation) has become secretary (technical education). Meanwhile, Krishan Kumar, secretary (expenditure and personnel) has also been given additional charge of employment generation.
Replacing Anirush Tewari, D P Reddy, additional chief secretary, local government has been given the industries and commerce department in addition to investment promotion. While Tewari has been posted as principal secretary, finance replacing Satish Chandra. He has been posted as additional chief secretary, development, relieving Nirmaljit Singh Kalsi of additional charge.
Among IPS officers transferred is DGP G D Pandey who has been given the charge of the DGP Punjab State Human Rights Commission replacing another DGP-rank officer, Mohd Mustafa. Mustafa has been posted as the DGP-cum-Commandant General, Punjab Home Guards and the Director, Civil Defense Punjab. Mustafa is husband of Punjab minister and Congress MLA from Malerkotla, Razia Sultana.
ADGP rank officer Jasminder Singh has been posted as the DGP Railways while S Chattopadhyaya has been posted as the DGP HRD.
CSR Reddy has been posted as the ADGP Investigation and Lokpal Punjab while V K Bhawra has been posted as the ADGP Provisioning & Modernisation. IPS Sahota, who is holding the charge of the Director Bureau of Investigations, has been posted as the ADGP IVC & Human Rights while Prabodh Kumar has been posted as the Director Bureau of Investigations. Sharad Chauhan has been posted as the ADGP Policy and Rules while Rakesh Chandra has been posted as the ADGP SPU.
Among IG rank officer, M S Chhina has been posted as the IGP Bathinda Zone while Varinder Kumar has been posted as the IG Intelligence.
R K Jaiswal has been given the charge of the IGP Crime while Praveen Kumar has been posted as the Commissioner of Police Jalandhar.
Arpit Shukla has been posted as the IGP Zone II Jalandhar while L K Yadav has been posted as the IGP Training Armed Battalions, Jalandhar. Naresh Kumar has been posted as the IGP Cyber Crime & Intelligence while M F Farooqui has been posted as the IGP Crime.
Amar Singh Chahal has been posted as the IGP IRB Patiala and Sukhchain Gill has been given the charge of the DIG IT & T.
Among SSPs, Swapan Sharma has been posted as the AIG Counter Intelligence while Naveen Singla has been made the SSP Bathinda. Inderbir Singh, who is the SSP of Sangrur, has been posted as the AIG Personnel. Mandeep Singh, a PPS officer, has been posted as the SSP Sangrur. Satinder Singh and Navjot Mahal have been made SSPs of SBS Nagar and Khanna respectively, a PTI report said.
(With inputs from agencies)