Due to the growing number of COVID-19 cases, the Madhya Pradesh government transferred Khandwa district collector Tanvi Sundriyal (IAS: 2010: MP) and superintendent of police Siv Dayal (IPS: 2012:MP). Actually this was done a day after the small border town with Maharashtra saw 90 new Covid-19 patients in 24 hours.
Sundriyal was replaced with another 2010-batch IAS officer Anay Dwivedi(IAS: 2010: MP) and was posted as a deputy secretary in the state secretariat. Dayal, was replaced by commander of Special Armed Force’s 7th battalion Vivek Singh (IPS: 2012:MP). Dayal will be the new commander of the battalion.
The government seems clueless and shifting officers when on May 4, collector of Ujjain Shashank Mishra and on May 7, SP Sachin Atulkar were shifted when the city became a Covid-19 hotspot with the death rate being highest among big cities.
Indore saw a similar situation earlier when its collector Lokesh Jatav was shifted and replaced with Manish Singh on March 28. Three days later, Indore police chief deputy inspector general (DIG) of police Ruchivardhan Mishra was shifted to a smaller district in the region. However, when Indore collector was shifted, the city had not become a Covid-19 hotspot but virus was spreading fast in certain localities.
Five IPS officers were among seven
senior officers who were given new responsibilities in J&K on Tuesday.
Mukesh Singh, IPS (JK:1996), upon his repatriation from Central Deputation, has been posted as IGP, Crime, J&K, vice Syed Ahfadul Mujtaba, IPS (JK:1998), who has been posted as MD, J&K, Police Housing Corporation.
Shaleen Kabra, Principal Secretary, Home Department, and Sulaiman Salaria, IPS (JK:1994), Director, SKPA, Udhampur, Dr S D Singh, IPS (JK:1995) IGP, (CIV), PHQ, Shailender Singh, JKPS (1999), AIG (Buildings), PHQ, have been reposted.
Rayees Mohammad Bhat, IPS, AIG (Tech), shall hold the charge of the post of AIG (Buildings), PHQ, in addition to his duties, till further orders.
Further, Naseer Ahmad, Senior Superintendent of Police, Telecom (I/c Director Police Telecom) has been promoted as Director Police Telecommunication.