Dana Kishore also holds full additional charge as a Secretary to the Minorities Welfare Department, while Janardhan Reddy will now oversee the HMDA.

IAS officers reshuffle in Hyd Dana Kishore to now head GHMC and city water boardFile photo: Facebook/HMWSSB
news Politics Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 07:53

In a major reshuffle of IAS officers in the city, the Telangana government on Friday 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).

According to a Government Order (GO) that was issued, Chiranjeevulu, who was the Metropolitan Commissioner of HMDA, was transferred and posted as Commissioner and Inspector General, Registration and Stamps, thereby duly relieving Vakati Karuna from Full Additional Charge (FAC).

Meanwhile, Janardhan Reddy, an IAS officer from the 1996-batch who was the GHMC Commissioner, has now been put in charge of the HMDA, to replace Chiranjeevulu.

Dana Kishore, another 1996-batch IAS officer, who was heading the HMWSSB, will continue to hold FAC of the post, even as he has now been posted as the new GHMC Commissioner. Dana Kishore is presently also holding FAC of the post of Secretary to Government, Minorities Welfare Department, until further orders.

The GO conveying the same to all departments was issued by Telangana Chief Secretary Shailendra Kumar Joshi.

In January this year, the Telangana government issued transfer orders to over 25 IAS officers including some special chief secretaries. District Collectors who had openly defied TRS MLAs and ministers were also shifted at the time.

The state government shifted BR Meena, Special Chief Secretary to the Revenue Department, and made him in-charge of the Telangana SC/ST Commission, as the senior IAS officer was not on good terms with others in the Chief Minister's office. 

Excise commissioner RV Chandravadan who was known to have differences with commercial taxes and excise principal secretary Somesh Kumar, was transferred to the post of commissioner, revenue (disaster management).

Tourism Secretary B Venkatesham was given additional charge of BC welfare, while G Asok Kumar who held the latter post, was made the Resident Commissioner of Telangana Bhavan in New Delhi. 

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