In West Bengal, the Mamta Banerjee government has made a major reshuffle at the administrative level. The Trinamool Congress (TMC) government issued an order late in the evening and transferred about 24 officers. Of the officers who have been transferred, 21 are IAS officers, while three are State Administrative Service (WBCS) officers. The Mamta government has changed the District Magistrates of many districts of the state including Purulia, Malda, Murshidabad, North 24 Parganas and South 24 Parganas.
Days after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee reprimanded Purulia District Magistrate Rahul Mazumdar, he too was removed from the post and made him the Commissioner of Asansol Municipal Corporation. In an order issued by the state government on Tuesday, it was said that Rajat Nanda, Additional District Magistrate, Howrah, replaced Rahul Majumdar in Purulia.
Government made 24 transfers
- Atri Bhattacharya, Additional Chief Secretary, Fisheries, has been transferred to the Sundarbans Affairs Department. Avanindra Singh has been made Secretary, Fisheries Department.
- The government has transferred Personnel and Industrial Relations Secretary Hridyesh Mohan to the Housing Department. He replaced Khaleel Ahmed.
- Khaleel will continue as Principal Secretary, Department of Urban Development and Municipal Affairs, with additional charge as CEO of Kolkata Municipal Development Authority.
- Tourism Secretary Nandini Chakraborty has been shifted to non-conventional and renewable energy sources, with Soumitra Mohan in her place.