Sundaravalli new Chennai collector in big shuffle - The New Indian Express

Sundaravalli new Chennai collector in big shuffle

Published: 20th February 2013 08:32 AM

Last Updated: 20th February 2013 08:32 AM

The Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday reorganised two of its departments and changed the postings of 27 IAS officers in its first reshuffle since Sheela Balakrishnan took over as chief secretary.

Hindu Religious & Charitable Endowments Department, which was so far under the Tamil Development, Religious Endowments and Information Department, has now been shifted to Tourism and Culture. R Kannan, Commissioner of Survey and Settlement, will take charge as Principal Secretary of the new Tourism, Culture and Religious Endowments Department.

M Rajaram will continue to function as Tamil Development and Information Secretary. Rameshram Mishra, Secretary of the Tourism and Culture Department, will take over from R Kannan as Commissioner of Survey and Settlement.

Housing and Urban Development Secretary K Phanindra Reddy will take charge of the Municipal Administration and Water Supply Department, taking over from CV Sankar, who held the post as additional charge. Thanga Kaliyaperumal, Secretary, BC, MBC and Minorities Welfare, will be the new Housing and Urban Development Secretary. Kannegi Packianathan, diffabled department Secretary, will assume charge as Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare Secretary from Kaliyaperumal, who held it as additional charge.

P Sivasankaran, Commissioner of Adi Dravidar Welfare, will be the diffabled department secretary.

Sivasankaran will be replaced as Director of Adi Dravidar Welfare by C Vijayaraj Kumar, who is currently Additional Commissioner (Revenue & Finance), Chennai Corporation.

PM Basheer Ahamed, Commissioner of Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection, will be the new Social Welfare and Nutritious Meal Programme Secretary in place of Ashok Dongre, who will take over from M Rajendran as Commissioner of Backward Classes. Basheer’s old post will be taken over by Shiv Das Meena, who is currently serving as Commissioner of Agriculture. M Rajendran will be the new Director of Agriculture.

Santhosh Babu, Commissioner of Horticulture and Plantation Crops, will take  additional charge of Satyabrata Sahoo as Commissioner of Indian Medicine and Homoeopathy. Sahoo, Additional Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, will now be the Director of Horticulture and Plantation Crops.

P Seetharaman, Additional Secretary at the Home, Prohibition and Excise Department, will take over as Coop Societies Registrar. S Murugaia, Director of Urban Land Ceiling and Urban Land Tax, will take charge as Additional Secretary in Agri Department. Krishnagiri Collector Pooja Kulkarni will now be Joint Secretary at the Industries Department.

E Sundaravalli, currently the District Revenue Officer of Vellore District, will be the new Chennai Collector.

V Dakshinamoorthy, GM, Arasu Cable TV, will be Executive Director at Arasu.

G Latha, GM of the TN Corporation for Development of Women, will be the new Kovai Corporation Commissioner. E Saravanavelraj, TASMAC GM, will take over as MD of the TN Text Book Corporation from K Gopal, who will go on Central deputation. Gopal will be appointed Chairman of the Tobacco Board at Guntur. N Subbaiyan, Joint MD of the TN Cooperative Milk Producers Federation, will take charge as MD of the Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board. K Arulmozhi, Director of Economics and Statistics, will take over as the Secretary of the BC, MBC and Minorities Welfare.

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