Massive transfer of IAS, IPS officers in Bihar

By TCN Staff Reporter,

Patna: In its first massive administrative reshuffle since it began its second term in November 2010, the Nitish Kumar government on 10th February transferred 154 IAS/IPS officers in the state. They included DMs of 20 districts. Cabinet secretary Afzal Amanullah has been shifted to water resources department as principal secretary.

The state cabinet shuffled 55 IAS officers, including cabinet, urban development and energy secretaries, and 20 DMs and 99 IPS officers, including additional SPs, additional DGs. The government also promoted two IGs of 1983 batch to ADG rank and 11 SPs of 1996 batch to DIG rank.

The IAS officials shifted include DMs of Patna, Muzaffarpur, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Saharsa, Samastipur, Gaya, Aurangabad, Saharasa, Kaimur and East and West Champaran. Energy secretary Ravikant has replaced Afzal Amanullah as cabinet secretary. Besides, Md Ashique Ibrahimi, who was waiting for posting, has been made Additional Member, Revenue Board and Minhaz Alam, Special Secretary, HRD, has been sent to Madhepura as new DM.

Among IPS officers shuffled are Shafi Alam, ADG (Rail). He will be now ADG (Human Rights Commission). Md Akhtar Hassan (DSP HQ, Aurangabad) has been made SP, Special Task Force.

Patna DM Jitendra Kumar Sinha will now be Special Secretary to Chief Minister. Alok Kumar will be new Patna DM and Sanjay Singh will be new Senior Superintendent of Police.