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Administrative reshuffle- 22 IAS officers and 71 HAS officers transferred in Himachal

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The Himachal Pradesh government on Tuesday carried out a major administrative reshuffle affecting responsibilities of 22 IAS officers and 71 HAS officers.

Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh government on Tuesday carried out a major administrative reshuffle affecting responsibilities of 22 IAS officers and 71 HAS officers.

Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) Ajay Mittal, who was also the principal secretary to former Chief Minister P K Dhumal, has been posted as ACS and Principal Secretary Labour and Employment.

Vineet Chawdhry, Principal Secretary (IPH) has been given additional charge of Principal Secretary (Cooperation), relieving Sanjay Gupta of additional charge while Ajai Bhandari, Secretary (Sainik Welfare), who is also holding additional charge of the post of Managing Director, HP State Industrial Development Corporation, Shimla, as Managing Director, HP State Industrial Development Corporation, Shimla.

Arun Sharma, earlier the Principal Private Secretary to Dhumal has been given the charge of Director, Revenue Training Institute, Jogindernagar.

P Mitra, ACS-cum-Financial Commissioner, Revenue, has been given additional charge of Urban Development, Town and Country Planning, Housing and Fisheries.

AR Sihag, Principal Secretary, Urban Development, has been posted as Principal Secretary, Rural Development and Agriculture.

PC Dhiman, Principal Secretary, IT, Social Justice, has been given the additional charge of Transport.

Bharat Harbanslal Khera, Secretary (SAD, GAD and Parliamentary Affairs), holding additional charge of Divisional Commissioner, Shimla, shall also hold additional charge of Secretary (Sainik Welfare).

Rajender Singh, presently awaiting posting has been posted as Resident Commissioner, Pangi at Killar while Madhu Bala Sharma, Director, Women and Child Development shall also hold additional charge of Director, SC, OBC and Minorities Affairs.

Abhishek Jain, Director, SC, OBC and Minorities Affairs, holding additional charge of Special Secretary (Revenue-Disaster Management Cell) has been posted as Deputy Commissioner, Una replacing Kadam Sandeep Vasant.

Vasant goes as Deputy Commissioner, Chamba while Sunil Kumar Chaudhary, Deputy Commissioner, Chamba would be Managing Director, HP Backward Classes Finance and Development Corporation, Kangra, relieving Hans Raj Chauhan of additional charge.

RD Dhiman, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, HPSEB, will also hold the additional charge of Managing Director, HP Power Transmission Corporation, relieving Jagdish Chander Sharma, who has been posted as Managing Director, HPMC, with the additional charge of HP Agro Industries Corporation.

Iva Sahay, Assistant Commissioner {Development -cum-Block Development Officer), Bhawarna, has been posted as Sub Divisional Officer (Civil), Arki, District Solan while Yunus, Assistant Commissioner (Development-cum-Block Development Officer), Una, goes as Sub Divisional Officer (Civil), Nalagarh, District Solan.

Sudesh Kumar Mokhta, Assistant Commissioner (Development -cum- Block Development Officer), Nichar, District Kinnaur, has been posted as Sub Divisional Officer (Civil), Karsog, District Mandi.

59 HAS officers were transferred in the first list while twelve HAS officers also figure in the second list.
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HP Govt Issues Clarification on Opening of Temples and Restaurants in State

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Himachal Pradesh Opening Temples and Restaurants from June 8, 2020

Shimla-The Himachal Pradesh Government has issued a clarification on a notification issued by the State Government on May 31, 2020, regarding re- opening of temples and restaurants in the State. The Government said the notification has been misinterpreted in a section of press, particularly in the social media.

A Spokesman of the State Government clarified today that temples and restaurants would open in Himachal from June 8, 2020, after SOP/guidelines are issued by MoH and FW Government of India and thereafter by the Department  of Language Art and Culture and  Department of Tourism, Government of Himachal Pradesh.

Curfew in Himachal Pradesh has been relaxed from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM, informed the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while presiding over the video conferencing in the wake of coronavirus with all the Deputy Commissioners, Superintendents of Police and Chief Medical Officers of the State from Shimla on 31.

Also Read: All Guidelines for Passengers, Staff, Management Regarding Public Transport

Further, the transport services would be allowed only between 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. The buses are allowed to ply with a maximum of 60 per cent seating capacity to maintain social distancing. The District Magistrates and Superintendents of Police are supposed to provide adequate police force for crowd management and law and order maintenance at all the bus stands.

The buses would be allowed to ply with not more than 60 percent occupancy and the drivers, conductors and passengers would have to follow all the safety protocols of the Health Department.

Also Read: New Guidelines Regarding Quarantine and Its Requirements

 
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Himachal: New Guidelines Regarding Quarantine and Its Requirements

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Himachal PRadesh New Quarantine Guidelines issued on may 31, 2020

Shimla– The State Department of Revenue-Diaster Management Cell on May 31, 2020, issued new guidelines regarding quarantine rules and requirements.  According to the notification, all persons coming from high load COVID-19 infected cities will be institutionally quarantined. All asymptomatic persons coming from States/cities will be home-quarantined as per the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Family, GoI.

Also Read: All New Guidelines for Himachal, What’s Re-Opening/Permitted and What’s Not

Other Guidelines

  1. All person coming from abroad will be quarantined as per the guidelines of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, GoI.
  2. All symptomatic and persons with ILI symptoms may be kept in institutional quarantine facilities.
  3. All persons who jump home-quarantine will be taken to institutional quarantine.
  4. Educational institutions may not be used as quarantine centres. Preference may be given to community buildings, hotels, guest houses etc.
  5. Those asking for better facilities other than identified by the District Administration may be quarantined in paid facilities pre-identified and notified by the district administration.
  6. The orchardists/agriculturalist/Contractors/Project proponents shall arrange for quarantine facility of all labour brought to the State from outside.
  7. Adequate IEC and monitoring may be done to ensure compliance of guidelines of home quarantine by the persons concerned.

Also Read: All New Guidelines for HP Govt Employees and Offices

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HP Govt Reshuffles 20 IAS Official, RN Batta Appointed as Advisor to CM, JC Sharma as Principal Secretary

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Himachal PRadesh IAS officers transferred on may 31, 2020

Shimla– Himachal Pradesh has reshuffled 20 IAS officials, and notification regarding their transfer was issued on May 31, 2020. Dr Ravinder Nath Batta has been appointed as Advisor to Chief Minister with immediate effect. He will also hold additional charge of the post of Principal Private Secretary to Chief Minister. The transfers came following the appointment of Sanjay Kundu as the new Director General of Police.

IAS Jagdish Chande Sharmar, who was the Principal Secretary (PWD, Transport & Information Technology), has been appointed Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister. He has been given additional charge of the post of Principal Secretary (PWD, Excise&Taxation and Information& Public Relation).

Other than IAS Officers, Vinay Singh, HPAS has been given charge as Special Secretary to Chief Minister and Special Secretary to (PWD) to Government of Himachal Pradesh.

List of All IAS Officials Transferred on May 31

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