Shimla: Prior to even portfolios being allocated to minister, a small but critical bureaucratic shake up of 7 IAS officers has been notified to mark the stamp of a new government having taken hold of the reigns of power in the hill state.
Senior bureaucrat Deepak Sanan who was principal secretary power and Manisha Nanda as principal secretary was incharge of personnel have been divested of the departments and SKBS Negi principal secretary rural development and panchayti Raj has been made incharge of personnel and power.
Additional chief secretary P Mitra who is incharge of agriculture has been given additional charge of rural development and animal husbandary.
Principal secretary Upma Chawdhry has been moved form social justice and empowerment and made resident commissioner Delhi relieving PC Dhiman of additional charge.
Bharat Khera, managaing director HP State Industrial Development Corp (HPSIDC)has been shifted as secretary general administration in place of Ajai Bhandari who takes Khera place as MD of HPSIDC. Bhandari has also been relieved as divisional
commissioner Shimla and the Manish Garg has been given the additional charge of the department.
Principal Secretary urban development AR Sihag has been given the additional charge of social justice and empowerment.