As part of a major reshuffle of IAS officers, the State government on Saturday transferred Health Secretary J. Radhakrishnan as Transport Secretary.
Mr. Radhakrishnan has been Health Secretary for the past seven years, and was in the news recently after some adverse comments by the Arumughaswamy Commission of Inquiry, looking into the death of Jayalalithaa. Beela Rajesh, who is currently Commissioner, Indian Medicine and Homeopathy, has been posted as Health Secretary.
Ahead of the Lok Sabha election, Chennai and Coimbatore Corporation Commissioners D. Karthikeyan and Vijayakarthikeyan, who have been holding the posts for over three years, have been shifted out. While Mr. Karthikeyan switches places with G. Prakash, who is currently Commissioner, Municipal Administration, Mr. Vijayakarthikeyan has been posted as Director, T.N. Institute of Urban Studies in Coimbatore.
T.N. Hariharan, Coimbatore Collector, has been posted as Special Secretary, Municipal Administration and Water Supply Department. Tiruchirappalli Collector K. Rajamani will replace him as Coimbatore Collector.
Besides posting Beela Rajesh as the Health Secretary in place of J. Radhakrishnan, the Tamil Nadu government on Saturday transferred several bureaucrats from various departments across the State.
J. Kumaragurubaran, Inspector General of Registration, has been transferred and posted as Director of Disaster Management. Ka. Balachandran, Principal Secretary to Government, Commercial Taxes and Registration Department, will hold full additional charge of the post of Inspector General of Registration until further orders.
P. Uma Maheswari, Project Director of the Tamil Nadu Health Systems Project, Chennai, has been transferred and posted as Collector of Pudukkottai district. S. Nagarajan, Additional Secretary to Government, Health and Family Welfare Department, will hold full additional charge of this post.
D. Karthikeyan, Commissioner, Greater Chennai Corporation, has been transferred and posted as Commissioner, Municipal Administration. G. Prakash, who was the Commissioner, Municipal Administration, is now the Commissioner of Greater Chennai Corporation.
Tiruchi Collector K. Rajamani has been transferred and posted as Coimbatore Collector. Up until now the Coimbatore Collector, T.N. Hariharan has been posted as Special Secretary to Government, Municipal Administration and Water Supply Department in the cadre post.
S. Sivarasu, Joint Commissioner (Enforcement), Commercial Taxes, Coimbatore, has been posted as Tiruchi Collector.
T. Anand, Joint Managing Director, Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board, has been posted as Tiruvarur Collector. Current Tiruvarur Collector L. Nirmalraj will take charge as Joint Managing Director of Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board.
K. Vijayakarthikeyan, Commissioner, Coimbatore Corporation, has been transferred and posted as Director, Tamil Nadu Institute of Urban Studies, Coimbatore.
S. Ganesh, who was the Collector of Pudukkottai district, has been posted as Director, Indian Medicine and Homoeopathy.
Pollachi Sub-Collector B. Gayathri Krishnan has been transferred and posted as Joint Commissioner (Enforcement), Commercial Taxes, Coimbatore.
S. Jayandhi, Chairperson, Teachers Recruitment Board, will take charge as Managing Director of Tamil Nadu Text Book Corporation. Sravan Kumar Jatavath, Sub-Collector, Tirupur, is now the Commissioner for Coimbatore Corporation.
S. Aneesh Sekhar, Commissioner of the Corporation of Madurai, is now the Executive Director of the Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation (TIDCO). S. Visakan, who is currently the Executive Director, TIDCO, will take charge as Commissioner of Madurai Corporation.
Alby John Varghese, Commissioner, Corporation of Thoothukudi, has been appointed as Regional Deputy Commissioner (South), Greater Chennai Corporation, while Gopala Sundara Raj, who held this portfolio, has been transferred to the Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board as its Joint Managing Director and Project Director for the World Bank and Asian Development Bank Projects. V.P. Jeyaseelan, Deputy Secretary to Government, Housing and Urban Development Department, has been made the Commissioner of the Corporation of Thoothukudi.
Subodh Kumar, Regional Joint Commissioner (Central), Greater Chennai Corporation, has been made the Joint Managing Director of Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (Tangedco). This portfolio was held by P.N. Sridhar, who has now been made Regional Joint Commissioner (Central) of Greater Chennai Corporation.
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