Andhra Pradesh Government Effects Major Reshuffle, Transfers 19 IAS Officers

Chandrababu Naidu

By Zamir azad

Vijayawada, June 20, 2024: In a significant administrative reshuffle, the Andhra Pradesh government has transferred 19 IAS officers. This move comes shortly after Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu assumed office. Let’s delve into the details:

Key Points:

  1. Transfers and New Postings:
    • 19 IAS Officers: Chief Secretary Neerabh Kumar Prasad issued transfer orders for a total of 19 IAS officers.
    • Three Officers on Bench: Notably, three senior bureaucrats—Special Chief Secretary Y. Srilakshmi (Municipal Administration and Urban Development), Rajat Bhargava (Revenue – Excise), and Praveen Prakash (School Education)—were not assigned new postings. Instead, they were directed to report to the General Administration Department (GAD).
  2. Cleanse of Administration:
    • The reshuffle aims to cleanse the administration, ensuring officers’ impartiality and adherence to rules.
    • Four officers allegedly acted according to the previous YSRCP government’s directives, violating established norms.
  3. Other Key Transfers:
    • Chief Commissioner of Land Administration G. Sai Prasad (1991 batch) was moved to the Water Resources Department.
    • AP Medical Services and Infrastructure Development Corporation (APMSIDC) VC and MD D. Muralidhar Reddy (2006 batch) will report to the GAD for further posting.
    • Special Chief Secretary Anil Kumar Singhal (1993 batch) now oversees the Municipal Administration and Urban Development Department.
    • Budithi Rajsekhar (1992 batch) assumes the role of Special Chief Secretary for Agriculture and Cooperation.
  4. Former CM’s Influence:
    • The three officers without new postings were reportedly close to former Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.
    • Their exclusion from immediate assignments reflects the government’s commitment to transparency and efficiency.
  5. Conclusion:
    • The reshuffle underscores the Naidu administration’s determination to streamline bureaucracy and enhance governance.

Written by Zamir Azad

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