The Uttar Pradesh government has transferred 26 IAS officers, including the Principal Secretary (Home), Mr. Arvind Kumar, in a late night reshuffle on Tuesday, a statement said. Mr. Kumar was transferred to the Transport Department and the Additional Chief Secretary (Information),Mr. Awanish Awasthi, was made additional chief secretary (home).
Mr. Awasthi is now the additional chief secretary of information, religious works, home, intelligence, visa passport, jail administration and reforms and vigilance department. He also continues to hold the post of CEO UPEIDA and UPSHA. However, he has been relieved from the posts of additional chief secretary tourism department and the MD of UP Tourism.
In all, 26 IAS officers have been transferred, the statement said. Mr. Navneet Sehgal, who is the principal secretary khadi and village industries department, has been given the additional charge of micro, small and medium enterprises and export promotion.