Thiruvananthapuram: In a major reshuffle of IAS officials in the state, KR Jyothilal, Principal Secretary of the General Administration Department, was given additional charge of Forest and Wildlife Department. Biju Prabhakar will take charge of the Transport Department earlier held by KR Jyothilal.
Meanwhile, Rajesh Kumar Sinha, Additional Chief Secretary in Finance Department, will now head the Tax, Excise, Printing and Stationary Departments.
V Venu, Additional Chief Secretary of the Home Department, was given full additional charge of the Information and Public Relations department. Suman Billa, Principal Secretary, Industries and NORKA, will hold the full additional charge of the Kerala Cashew Board department and APM Mohammed Hanish, Principal Secretary Industries and Commerce, is given charge of the Coir department.
K Biju, Commissioner of the Land Revenue department, has been promoted to Secretary Grade and has been transferred to the post of Secretary, Ports department. He will also continue holding additional charges in Sainik Welfare, and Devaswom Department.