Porwal has been appointed Additional Chief Secretary (Home), replacing Sudhir Shrivastava, who been transferred to the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) as its chairman, according to a government order issued tonight.
It was reported that Shrivastava was unhappy after being overlooked for the post of chief secretary, which went to D K Jain last month.
Speaking to PTI, Shrivastava, who is due to retire in October, said his appointment is for a period of three years from the date of joining.
Interestingly, Shrivastava's transfer order came days after he went on a long leave after the appointment of Jain as the state's top bureaucrat. Another reported claimant for the chief secretary's post, Sumit Mullick, opted for voluntary retirement.
Asked if there was any link between his transfer order and long leave, Shrivastava replied in the negative. "The leave was not taken suddenly. It was pre-decided. The transfer has nothing to do with it."
Among other transfters, 1985 batch officer Sitaram Kunte, Additional Chief Secretary, Higher and Technical Education Department, has been posted as Additional Chief Secretary (Personnel), General Administration Department.
S M Gavai (1984), Additional Chief Secretary, Environment Department, has been named Additional Chief Secretary, Industries, Energy and Labour Department.
Nand Kumar (1989), Principal Secretary, School Education and Sports Department, has been named Principal Secretary and Chief Protocol Officer, General Administration Department.
Rajgopal Devara (1992), Principal Secretary and Chief Protocol Officer, General Administration Department, has been transferred and posted as Principal Secretary (Reforms), Finance Department, according to the order.
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