Himachal reshuffles top IAS officers

Shimla : P.Mitra a 1978 batch IAS officer has been promoted as additional chief secretary Himachal Pradesh government and made ACS,Redressal of Personnel Grievances(RPG), on Thursday.

Ajay Mittal, principal secretary to chief minister P.K.Dhumal has been given the additional charge of PWD,while P.C.Kapoor has been made principal secretary irrigation and public health and tribal development.

P.C.Dhiman is the new principal secreatry home and vigilance and will hold the additional charge of urban development,town and country planning. Ali Raza Rizvi is now the health secretary. AJV Prasad has been promoted as principal secretary printing and stationary.

Narinder Chauhan who was principal secretary Home and IPH now goes to the Election Commission as CEO, based in Shimla.

V.C.Katoch a 1995 batch IAS officer has reportedly requested voluntary retirement due to poor health.He is scheduled to retire in January next year.

In a 20 year career published widely. He has worked for the BBC, AFP, The Statesman, IANS and the Business Standard . Known for his hard hitting writing and occasional off-beat stories. He lives in Shimla.

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