Major reshuffle of IAS officers in Kerala

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Thiruvananthapuram | Published: August 3, 2016 2:36:21 PM

CPI(M)-led LDF government that assumed office in May today effected a major reshuffle of senior IAS officers and district collectors in the state.

S Venkateshpathi will be the new district collector of Thiruvananthapuram in place of Biju Prabakar, who has been appointed as Agriculture Department Director, an official release said after a cabinet meeting here. (PTI)S Venkateshpathi will be the new district collector of Thiruvananthapuram in place of Biju Prabakar, who has been appointed as Agriculture Department Director, an official release said after a cabinet meeting here. (PTI)

CPI(M)-led LDF government that assumed office in May today effected a major reshuffle of senior IAS officers and district collectors in the state.

S Venkateshpathi will be the new district collector of Thiruvananthapuram in place of Biju Prabakar, who has been appointed as Agriculture Department Director, an official release said after a cabinet meeting here.

IAS officer K Mohammed Y Saffirulla has been made the new collector of Ernakulam and incumbent M G Rajamanikayam will be the new Managing Director of Kerala Financial Corporation. He will also hold the additional charge of Excise Additional Commissioner, it said.

S Harikishore will be the new Director of ‘Kudumbashree’ the women self-help group formed under poverty alleviation schemes.

V Ratheesan is the new Panchayat Director, while Kesavendra Kumar will be the Health Mission Director and also hold the additional charge of Food Safety Commissioner and Social Justice Director.

P Balakrian is the new IT Mission Director, whereas E Devadasan, the Survey and Land Records Director. He will also hold the additional charge of Registration IG’s post, the release added.

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