Gangtok, 31 Oct:
State Government departments resumed work after the Diwali break with news of seven transfers at the Secretary level.
Principal Chief Engineer, Power Department, Aita Bdr Rai, is now PCE-cum-Secretary, Power Department, with another engineer, PCE [Mechanical], Roads & Bridges Department, has been posted as Secretary, Printing & Stationery Department.
Chief Electoral Officer, Sikkim, R Telang, who is also the Principal Secretary, Election Department, has been shouldered additional responsibilities as the Principal Secretary of Agriculture and Horticulture Departments.
Changes continued in the Agriculture Department with the transfer of Rinzing Chewang Bhutia as the new Secretary. His responsibilities as Secretary, Skill Development Department, have been passed on to Ganga Devi Pradhan who has been repatriated from her deputation as Secretary, OBC Commission.
Meanwhile, MT Sherpa, Secretary, Education Department, has been transferred and posted as the new Secretary at Horticulture Department.
Continuing with transfers out of Education Department, Special Secretary Tshewang Gyachho was today transferred as Special Secretary, UD&HD.
The Department of Personnel kept a busy day today with another set of seven transfers affecting officers a rung below.
Joint Secy, Home, Suraj Gurung, has been posted to Social Justice Department, while Umesh Sharma, JS-cum-Staff Officer, Office of the Chief Secertary, has been posted as Joint Secy, Home Deptt.
Meanwhile, Under Secy, District hospital, Gyalshing, Bhushan Subba, as been transferred out as Welfare Officer, Gyalshing, at Social Justice & Welfare Department.
Bharat Rai, Additional Director, Home Deptt, has been transferred as Additional Director [Admn], PHQ on deputation, while Sonam Doma Topden, who was on deputation as Additional Director at Election Department, has been posted as AD, Directorate of Capacity Building.
Surekha Thapa, AD [Admn], Health Department, moves out as AD [Admn], Science & Technology Department while Santosh Alley, posted as Welfare Officer, Gyalshing, has been repatriated and posted as Deputy Director, Education Department.