Hyderabad: With the cadre allocation of All India Services (AIS) officers more or less finalised following provisional allotment made by the Centre in last week December, the Andhra Pradesh government on Wednesday effected a massive reshuffle of IAS officers, giving postings to many who reported to the state from neighbouring Telangana.
As many as 35 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers got new postings in the exercise, including some changes at the top level, as per an order issued by state Chief Secretary IYR Krishna Rao.
Krishna district got a new Collector in Babu Ahamed of 2003 batch who has been allotted to AP cadre.
The vacant Collector's post in Srikakulam district has been filled with P Lakshminarasimham (2003).
Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu took a junior officer P S Pradyumna of 2004 batch into the CMO and made him his Joint Secretary.
Anil Chandra Punetha (1984) has been made Home Department's Principal Secretary in the existing vacancy.
Surprisingly, JSV Prasad (1987) has been moved out from the crucial post of Principal Secretary (Industries) and made Endowments Commissioner, a post he held a few years ago.
He will also be the ex-officio Principal Secretary of Revenue (Endowments) Department.
Neerabh Kumar Prasad (1987), who joined AP from Telangana, has been posted as Managing Director of AP Tourism Development Corporation and ex-officio Principal Secretary of Tourism Department.
Sumita Dawra (1991), who returned from a foreign posting in China, has been made Higher Education Secretary while Ram Prakash Sisodia, who was repatriated from Central deputation, has been posted as School Education Secretary.