Major bureaucratic reshuffle in Kerala; Dr S Karthikeyan appointed as CM's OSD

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Thiruvananthapuram: In a major bureaucratic reshuffle, the Kerala government has appointed Dr S Karthikeyan as Chief Minister's Officer on Special Duty. Karthikeyan who joined duty after leave will also have full-time responsibility as the State Director of the National Health Mission.

Bishwanath Sinha IAS who is currently serving as the Additional Chief Secretary in the Planning and Economic Affairs Department has been appointed as the Additional Chief Secretary in the Finance Department. He will also be the CEO of the Rebuild Kerala initiative.

As per the order, the Secretary of Electronics and Information Technology, Dr Rathan U Kelkar, will have complete additional charges of the income tax department. Dr K Vasuki who resumed duty after leave has been appointed as Land Revenue Commissioner. She will also take the charge of the Kerala State Disaster Management Authority and National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project (NCRMP).

Jaffar Malik, the Director of the Information and Public Relations Department has been appointed as the Executive Director of Kudumbashree. Panchayat department director H Dineshan is the new director of the Information and Public Relations Department. Kollam District Development Commissioner Asif K Yusuff has been appointed as Milma Managing Director.

Additional transport commissioner Pramoj Shankar will replace Seeram Sambasiva Rao as the project director for the Kerala State Transport Project (KSTP).

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