Ahead of the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, the Gujarat government has announced the transfer of 50 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers, including several district collectors and district development officers (DDOs).
The state’s General Administration Department issued a notification on Tuesday night, confirming the reshuffle. The changes include the appointment of B A Shah, the former Jamnagar district collector, as the new collector of Vadodara district.
AB Gor, who was serving as the Vadodara collector, has been appointed as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the Chief Minister’s Office in Gandhinagar. Meanwhile, Aayush Oak, the Surat collector, has been transferred as the new collector of Valsad.
Sourabh Pardhi, who was serving as the managing director of the Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Ltd, has been appointed as the new collector of Surat. GT Pandya, the Morbi district collector, has been appointed as the collector of Devbhumi Dwarka district.
Amit Prakash Yadav, the Navsari collector, has been made the collector of Kheda district, replacing KL Bachani, who has been appointed as the new director of information in Gandhinagar. Kshipra Agre, the Valsad collector, has been made the new collector of Navsari.
HK Vadhvaniya, the Gir-Somnath collector, has been appointed as the additional secretary in the health and family welfare department, Gandhinagar. Stuti Charan, the Chhotaudepur district collector, has been appointed as the chief executive officer of the Water and Sanitation Management Organisation, Gandhinagar.
Nitin Sangwan, a 2016 batch IAS officer currently serving as the director of fisheries in Gandhinagar, has been appointed as the new DDO of Junagadh. RM Tanna, the Junagadh municipal commissioner, has been appointed as the DDO of Surendranagar. He has been replaced by 2016-batch IAS officer Om Prakash, currently serving as the DDO of Mehsana.
Yogesh Nirgude, who was serving as joint secretary in the home department, has been appointed as the new collector of Dahod district. Kiran Jhaveri, serving as the additional commissioner of state tax in Ahmedabad, has been sent to Morbi district as its collector.
Neha Kumari, the Ahmedabad deputy municipal commissioner, has been transferred as the new collector of Mahisagar district, while D D Jadeja, the Morbi DDO, has been made the collector of Gir-Somnath district.