Hyderabad got a new District Collector on Thursday as the Telangana government in a major reshuffle, issued orders transferring 10 IPS officers and 26 officers with the Deputy Superintendent rank. K Manicka Raj, who was serving as the additional secretary to the Chief Minister, has now been posted as the Collector and District Magistrate of Hyderabad with immediate effect, relieving present joint collector G Ravi, who was given additional charge of the role.
Sultan Bazaar ACP Chetna Mylabhutala was posted as Superintendent of Police, Narayanpet, relieving the additional charge from Mahbubnagar SP Rema Rajeshwari, while Bhadrachalam ASP Sangram Singh Patil relieved Bhupalpally SP R Bhaskaran, who was holding additional charge as Mulug SP.
The new districts of Narayanpet and Mulugu were carved out and became functional last month after the state government appointed a Collector and Superintendent of Police for both revenue districts along with other officials in the administration. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar had promised to create the two districts while addressing campaign rallies in the state, ahead of the polls held on December 7.
Meanwhile, other IPS officers who were shifted included Godavarikhani ASP Rakshita K Murthy, who was given charge as Mancherial DCP, Rohini Priyadarshini, who took over as DCP (Crimes) Cyberabad and ASP Rajesh Chandra was transferred to Bhadrachalam, media reports stated.
On the other hand, Ibrahimpatnam ACP S Malla Reddy, whose name had surfaced during the investigation of Telugu NRI businessman Jayaram Chigurupati for his alleged involvement, was attached to the Chief Office of the police at Hyderabad.
The shuffle of IPS officers is seen as a routine procedure ahead of elections as the state heads to the Lok Sabha polls in a few months. The last major reshuffle in Telangana was in August last year before KCR announced that dissolution of the first Legislative Assembly of the state.
Transfer orders were issued for eleven District Collectors and nine IPS officers in the state within a 48-hour span. Earlier that same month, the state government had also shifted the heads of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) and the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB).