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Major reshuffle in Bengal IAS cadre

Kolkata: In a major reshuffle in the IAS cadre in West Bengal today, around 45 senior officials, including a few district magistrates, were transferred.

Alokesh Prasad Roy, the Commissioner of Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation, has been made the district magistrate of Purulia.
Alokesh Prasad Roy, the Commissioner of Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation, has been made the district magistrate of Purulia.

Alokesh Prasad Roy, the Commissioner of Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation, has been made the district magistrate of Purulia replacing Tanmay Chakrabarty who became the DM of Malda, a source in the state secretariat said.

Sharad Dwivedi, the DM of Malda, became the new DM of Murshidabad in place of Ratnakar Rao, he said.

Rao was transferred to be the new DM of South 24 Parganas in place of PB Salim, who, as per the order will take over as the new Secretary of the Minority Affairs and Madrasa Education.

Darjeeling DM Anurag Srivastava was ordered to be the new DM of Burdwan, he said adding that Burdwan DM Saumitra Mohan was made the Additional Secretary of the Health & Family Welfare Department.

South 24 Parganas Additional District Magistrate (ADM)(General) Joyoshi Dasgupta was made the DM of Darjeeling.

As per the order, Additional Secretary Health & Family Welfare Department Pritha Sarkar was made the new Commissioner of Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation, he said referring to the order.

As per today’s order, Prabhat Kumar Mishra, secretary of the Water Resources Investigation & Development Department and Fisheries Department was made new the Personal and Administrative Reforms (P&AR) and e-Governance Department secretary.

Manoj Agarwal, the P&AR secretary was transferred to the Food and Supplies Department while Anil Verma, who was the Food Commissioner and Principal Secretary Food and Chairman of the Supplies Department was shifted to the Self-Help Group and Self-Employment Department.

Sunil Gupta, who was looking after the Self-Help Group and Self-Employment Department will look after the Water Resources Investigation & Development Department and Fisheries Department.

Indevar Pandey, the principal secretary of the PW Department has been given added responsibilities of the West Bengal Highway Development Corporation Limited, the source said.

PTI

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