Sixteen senior officers of the Indian Administrative Services were transferred by the Uttar Pradesh government including Additional Chief Secretary, Medical and Health, who was caught up in controversy over the issue of transfers in the Health department, officials said on Thursday, reported news agency PTI. Prominent among others who were transferred include Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Information, Navneet Sehgal, who has been sent to the sports department, as per the PTI report.
While ACS, Medical and Health, Amit Mohan Prasad has been given charge of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), Export promotion, Khadi, Parth Sarthi Sen Sharma, who was on wait list has been given charge of Medical, Health and Family welfare departments as Principal Secretary, the transfer list released on Thursday morning said.
UP govt transfers 16 senior IAS officers, including Additional Chief Secretary, Medical and Health Amit Mohan Prasad, who was embroiled in controversy over issue of transfers in Health department: Officials
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Prasad’s name had surfaced in a controversy related to transfers in the Medical and Health department drawing Deputy Chief Minister Brajesh Pathak’s attention who had expressed his displeasure over the issue and questioned the procedure followed.
ACS, Governor, Mahesh Gupta, has been given responsibility of Energy department while ACS, Sports, Kalpana Awasthi will be new ACS to Governor.
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Principal Secretary to CM Sanjay Prasad has been given charge of Home department besides his existing responsibility.
Principal Secretary, general administration, Hari Om has been sent to social welfare department while Member, Revenue, Sudhir M Bobade has been made Principal Secretary, Higher Education department.
(With inputs from PTI)