The Haryana administration has been rejigged again. Bhupinder Singh, who has been functioning as director and special secretary of Agriculture has been appointed as deputy principal secretary to the CM, eight IAS officers have been shifted, while five have been given the additional charge.
In the CMO, there were already two IAS officers – R K Khullar as principal secretary and Rakesh Gupta as additional principal secretary. One Haryana civil services (HCS) officer, Mukul Kumar, is also in the CMO as an officer on special duty (OSD) to the CM, apart from political appointees.
Among the reshuffled officers, IAS officer Arun Kumar Gupta has been posted as principal secretary, town and country planning and urban estates department. He will replace SS Prasad.
Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) Dheera Khandelwal will now look after cooperation department while senior IAS officer Alok Nigam goes as ACS, public works (building and roads) department.
Principal secretary to the Chief Minister Rajesh Khullar will also look after public relations department. Similarly, ACS KK Khandelwal will head the environment department, apart from his current assignments in the government.