State government on Tuesday transferred senior officers holding key posts — Industries, Higher Education, Energy, Rural Development, Environment and Forests and Metrowater.
N S Palaniappan, who has hitherto been Secretary, Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department, will take charge as new Industries Secretary. He replaces Vikram Kapur.
Palaniappan will also hold full additional charge as the Chairman and Managing Director, TN Newsprint and Papers Ltd. T S Sridhar, who has been Secretary, Higher Education Department, will take over as Secretary/Commissioner of Revenue Administration. He replaces Jatindranath Swain. Apurva Varma, who has hitherto been Secretary/Managing Director, Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board, will be the new Secretary to Higher Education Department. Rajesh Lakhoni, who has hitherto been the Managing Director, TN Warehousing Corporation Ltd will assume charge as Secretary to Energy Department. He replaces Ramesh Kumar Khanna.
C V Shankar, who has een Secretary, Environment and Forest Department, will take over as Secretary to Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department. He replaces N S Palaniappan. Mohan Verghese Chunkath, Secretary/Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, TN Maritime Board will take charge as the new Secretary to the Environment and Forest Department.