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Chennai Corporation gets new boss

Published: 14th December 2012 08:33 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th December 2012 08:33 AM   |  A+A-

In the latest shuffle of IAS officers on Thursday, four IAS officers, including Chennai Corporation Commissioner D Karthikeyan and Industries Secretary Vikram Kapur, were transferred.

Kapur will take charge as Corporation Commissioner, relieving Karthikeyan from his second stint in the post.

Karthikeyan served as the Chennai Corporation boss during the 2011 Assembly elections. He was shifted after the polls and came back to replace his successor, PWC Davidar, earlier this year. Karthikeyan will now take charge as Chairman of the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board, a post held as additional charge by former Environment Secretary CV Sankar.

He will also hold full additional charge as Chairman & Managing Director of the Tamil Nadu Small Industries Development Corporation (TANSIDCO), a post so far held as addition charge by K Dhanavel.

Vikram Kapur takes charge at Ripon Building with prior experience in urban management, with stints at the Urban Development Department and the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA).

The government also announced that Cuddalore District Collector Rajendra Ratnoo would swap posting with R Kirlosh Kumar, who currently serves as Joint Commissioner (Large Tax Payers Unit), Commercial Taxes.

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