Govt undertakes major administrative reshuffle

August 2, 2019

East and North get new DCs

Gangtok, 01 Aug:
In major administrative reshuffle effected today, the State Government moved around nearly 31 Secretary-rank officials, reorganizing HODs at several key departments.
East Sikkim has a new DC in Raj Yadav who exchanges places with the incumbent DC, Kapil Meena, who is now the new Additional Secretary, Finance Department.
DC, North, RC Bhutia, has been posted as Secretary, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Department.
Additional Secretary, Directorate of Lotteries, Tenzing T Kaleon, is now the new DC-North.
Secretary IPR Department, Sherap Shenga, moves to Information Technology Department and her responsibilities at IPR go to Namrata Thapa coming in from Tourism Department.
Meanwhile, Secretary, Mines & Geology, TT Bhutia, moves as Secretary, Tourism.
Secretary, IT Deptt, Shital Pradhan, meanwhile moves as Principal Chief Engineer and Secretary, Water Resources & River Development Department.
SECRC Secretary, Karma Tenzing Bhutia, has been repatriated and posted as Secretary, Ecclesiastical Affairs Department. CC Bhutia, Secretary, Entrepreneurship and Skill Development Department has been posted as Secretary, SECRC.
MT Sherpa, Supertime Grade-1 posted at UD&HD is the new Secretary, HRDD. The transfer orders also detail that Additional Chief Secretary, HRDD, GP Upadhaya, shall continue to function as ACS, HRDD.
Secretary, Sikkim Information Commission, Jigme Dorjee Bhutia, has been transferred and posted as Commissioner, Commercial Taxes Division under FRED.
Special Secretary, ARC, Dadul Tshering, has been transferred as Secretary, Sikkim Information Commission, on deputation.
Balaram Subba, Director HRDD, has been transferred and posted as Secretary, Printing & Stationery Department.
Secretary, Transport Deptt, SB Subba, has been transferred and posted as Secretary, Animal Husbandry, and will continue to hold additional charge of Labour Department. PCE, Roads & Bridges, Raju Basnet, is the new Secretary at Transport Deptt and has also been given additional charge of Mines & Geology Department.
The list also informs that Additional Secretary, RM&DD, Sarika Pradhan, who had been recently transferred as Director, DHH, will continue as Addl Secy at RMDD. Similarly, Additional Secretary, Department of Planning, Norzing Tshering Shenga, who had been transferred to RMDD will also continue serving at Department of Planning.
Jyotsna Mary Karthak, presently posted as Director, DHH, who had been posted as Additional Secy, Department of Planning, will instead move to HRDD as Director.
The new Director at DHH is Binita Thapa who was serving as Additional Director, HRDD, in South Sikkim.
The new transfer order also informs that Additional Secretary, Skill Development, Sumita Pradhan, who had been transferred to RMDD will now move instead to Health Department as Additional Secretary replacing Yishey Doma Yongda, who has been transferred as Director [Technical], HRDD.
Another transfer that has rescinded is that of Under Secretary, Forest Department, Hema Devis Sharma, who had been posted to Human Rights Commission on 25 July will now continue serving at Forest Department.
Similarly, Deputy Commissioner, Excise, Binita Sharma, who had been transferred as Deputy Director, Ecclesiastical Affairs Department, will also now continue to serve at Excise Department.
Transfers have also been ordered at the joint secretary level.

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