chandigarh: Hours after appointing senior IAS officer Sudhir Rajpal as the new home secretary, the Haryana government later released a revised transfer order on Sunday evening, assigning TVSN Prasad to the position.
The modified order specifies that Prasad will continue to hold the additional role of chief secretary (home), as previously designated.
The government has issued transfer orders for nine Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers, naming Rajpal as the new home secretary. Rajpal has replaced Prasad, who was overseeing the jails, criminal investigation, and administration of justice departments.
According to the revised order, Prasad, an IAS officer from the batch of 1988, has additionally been assigned the role of financial commissioner for the departments of revenue and disaster management and consolidation.
He will continue to maintain his responsibilities for the departments he previously held, including home, jails, criminal investigation, and administration of justice.
Prasad will also continue serving as the chief resident commissioner at the Haryana Bhawan in New Delhi and ACS of the cooperation department. Rajpal, a 1990-batch officer who previously served as the ACS in the agriculture and farmers’ welfare and civil aviation departments, has now been appointed as the ACS in the school education, cooperation, and youth empowerment and entrepreneurship departments, according to the revised order. The new order provides information about the changes in the positions and departments of Prasad and Rajpal, ensuring a professional and informative tone.
Meanwhile, Sumita Misra will be assuming responsibility for the food, civil supplies, and consumer affairs department. Additionally, she will continue serving as the ACS of the medical education and research department.
Raja Sekhar Vundru, who has been appointed as the ACS in the ‘Housing for All’ and foreign cooperation departments, will now also oversee the civil aviation department.
Umashankar, the principal secretary to the chief minister and the Haryana government, will assume the position of principal secretary for the information, public relations, languages and culture, as well as foreign cooperation departments. Additionally, Vijayendra Kumar has been appointed as the principal secretary for the agriculture and farmers’ welfare, sainik, and ardh sainik welfare departments.
Among the other IAS officers transferred is Amneet P Kumar, who has been newly appointed as the commissioner and secretary of the women and child development department.