In a major reshuffle, the Punjab government on Monday issued transfer and new posting orders of seven IAS and 34 PCS officers with immediate effect. Besides, 19 IPS officers, nine PPS officers, and one IFS officer were also shifted.
Among IAS officers, Gurpreet Kaur Sapra, secretary (Finance), has been given the additional charge of Commissioner, Jalandhar Division; while Pardeep Kumar has been given the charge of Special Secretary (Transport).
Neelima, Punjab Health System Corporation’s managing director, has been given the additional charge of Food and Drug Administration commissioner. Kapurthala Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Sarangal has been given the additional charge of Kapurthala municipal corporation commissioner.
IAS officer Rajiv Kumar Gupta has been posted as secretary, Punjab State Board for Technical Education and Industrial Training, while IFS (Indian Forest Service) officer Manish Kumar has been posted as director, environment and climate change.
Among IPS officers, senior police officer Naresh Kumar has been posted as Additional Director General Of Police (human rights), replacing G Nageswara Rao who goes as ADGP (provisioning). MF Farooqui has been given the charge of ADGP (railways) in addition to the charge of public grievances. Narinder Bhargav has been posted as joint commissioner of police, Ludhiana; while Opinderjit Singh Ghuman has been posted as commandant, 27th battalion, Punjab Armed Police, Jalandhar.
Satinder Singh has been posted as Commandant, In-Service Training Centre, Kapurthala; while Sachin Gupta has been posted as Assistant Inspector General (Special Branch-II, Intelligence).
Saumya Mishra has been given the charge of Joint Commissioner of Police (law and order), Ludhiana; while Navneet Singh goes as joint commissioner of police, Jalandhar. Ankur Gupta has been posted as Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Jalandhar; while Simrat Kaur goes as DCP, Amritsar.