Puducherry: Lt. Governor Mukut Mithi on Monday reallocated departments among IAS officers. Chief Secretary Pradip Mehra will hold Confidential and Cabinet Department, General Administration, Personnel and Administrative Reforms, besides Home (excluding Fire Service, Sainik Welfare). He also holds Administrative Reforms, Departmental Inquiries and Vigilance.
Naini Jayaseelan has been appointed Development Commissioner. She is also assigned Finance, Commercial Taxes, Accounts and Treasuries, Planning and Research, Agriculture, Civil Supplies, Economics and Statistics, Animal Husbandry and Animal Welfare. She has relieved A K Chaturvedi, C.V.S. Rama Rao, S. Kumaraswamy, D.C. Sahoo and T.M. Balakrishnan of their respective charges.
C.V.S. Rama Rao is Secretary to Department of Fire Service and allotted Enforcement Cell, Freedom Fighters Cell and Sainik Welfare. D.C. Sahoo is appointed Chairman of PONCARE and Puducherry Experimental Solar Pond Project. T.M. Balakrishnan is Secretary, Department of Social Welfare and allotted Adi Dravidar Welfare, Women and Child Development, Health, Revenue, Registration, Survey and Land Records, Excise, Temple Administration and Wakfs, Industries and Commerce, Coordinating Secretary (Civic Elections), besides Local Administration and IT.
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