CHENNAI: In a major reshuffle, the State government on Tuesday transferred many senior IAS officers, including PWD Secretary M Saikumar, Revenue Secretary Gagandeep Singh Bedi and Food, Cooperation Secretary MP Nirmala.
Saikumar has been appointed as the Chairman of TNEB. He will also function as the CMD of TANGEDCO. NS Palaniappan, hitherto Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Secretary, will be taking over as the new PWD Secretary.
Gagandeep Singh Bedi will take over as the Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Secretary. R Venkatesan, hitherto Commissioner of Town and Country Planning, has been appointed as the new Revenue Secretary. Irai Anbu, hitherto Secretary, Director of Anna Institute of Management and Director General of Training will be taking over as the Commissioner of Economics and Statistics.
Former Pudukottai Collector C Manoharan has been appointed as Director of Agricultural Marketing and Agri Business. Niranjan Mardi has been appointed as the Vice-Chairman and CEO of TN Maritime Board.
Mohammed Nasimuddin, has been appointed as the Secretary for Cooperation, Food and Consumer Protection Department. He replaces M P Nirmala, who will be taking over as the Chair and MD of TN Small Industries Corporation.
Dharmendra Pratap Yadav will be assuming charge as the Housing and Urban Development Department Secretary.