(Eds: incorporating changes in police force)
Patna, Jul 31 (PTI) Four days after becoming Chief
Minister of the new coalition of JD(U) and NDA, Nitish Kumar
today effected a majore reshuffle in bureaucracy and police by
changing posts of 28 IAS officers and 42 IPS officers.
While district magistrates of six districts were
changed, 13 superintendent of police rank officials were also
altered in the reshuffle, according to a notification.
ELSN Bala Prasad, an IAS officer of 1986 batch, has
been transfered from the post of Principal Secretary to
Governor to Commissioner for Departmental Inquiries under
General Administration department, a notification said.
Principal Secretary Home Amir Subhani, a 1987 batch
officer, has been given additional charge of Minority Welfare
A 1989 batch IAS officer Brajesh Mehrotra has been
given additional charge as Principal Secretary to the
Revenue Council member K K Pathak, a 1990 batch IAS
officer, has been given additional charge of Principal
Secretary in Mines and Mineral department.
A 1992 batch IAS officer Chanchal Kumar, who is
Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, has been given
additional charge of Building Construction Department.
Anupam Kumar, district magistrate of East Champaran,
has been made the new Transport Commissioner. He would also
discharge function as Director of Information and Public
New District Magistrates were made in six places in
the reshuffle today, the notification said.
Awnish Kumar Singh will be new DM of Lakhisarai, while
D Nilesh Ramchandra will be new DM of West Champaran, Kaushal
Kumar of Nawada, Sanjeev Kumar of Bhojpur, Kundan Kumar
of Banka and Mukesh Pandey of Buxar.
DG (police training) Sunil Kumar has been made DG of
Police Building Construction Corporation.
Gupteshwar Pandey, ADG (wireless) was promoted to DG
rank and made new DG of Police Training Academy.
Altogether 13 SP rank officials have been changed.
Patna Town SP Chandan Kushwaha was transfered as SP
(banks) while D Amar Kesh, Sitamarhi SDPO, will be the new
Patna Town SP, the notification said.
Anusuyia Ransingh Sahu was transfered from SP Saran to
SP (weaker section). Har Kishore Singh is new SP of Saran.
Jitendra Rana has been shifted as SP of East Champaran
whose position will now be taken up by Upendra Sharma.