New Delhi, September 20 (PTI): Senior IAS officer Hussan Lal has been appointed as principal secretary to Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, official sources said on Monday.

The move came after Channi was sworn in as the chief minister of Punjab.

Lal, a 1995-batch IAS officer, was holding the post of principal secretary of Investment Promotion, Industries and Commerce and Information Technology departments.

He replaced IAS officer Tejveer Singh who was the principal secretary to former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.

Another IAS officer Rahul Tiwari has been given the charge of special principal secretary to the Punjab chief minister, said sources.

Tiwari, a 2000-batch officer, replaced Gurkirat Kirpal Singh.

Tiwari was earlier secretary, Food and Civil Supplies, Employment Generation and Training, Mission Director Punjab Skill Development Mission, Nodal Officer of Anti-Drug campaign and secretary, Home Affairs.

Tiwari had worked with Channi when he was holding the ministry of Technical Education and Employment generation.

Posting orders of both Tejveer and Gurkirat will be issued later.

After the change of guard, a reshuffle in the administration and police department is on the cards, said sources.


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Source: PTI