Andhra Pradesh government transfers 19 IAS officers; Dwaraka Tirumala Rao is new DGP

The incumbent DGP Harish Kumar Gupta was transferred and posted as Principal Secretary (Home), a separate order said.

ByPTI

Published Jun 20, 2024 | 10:44 AM Updated Jun 20, 2024 | 10:44 AM

AP DGP Dwaraka Tirumala Rao

In a major reshuffle of bureaucrats in Andhra Pradesh, 19 senior IAS officers were transferred on Wednesday, 19 June.

According to an order issued by chief secretary Neerabh Kumar Prasad, 2004 batch IAS officer PS Pradyumna has been appointed as the secretary to the Chief Minister.

Meanwhile, Ch Dwaraka Tirumala Rao has been appointed as the new Director General of Police of the state.

Chief Secretary Neerabh Kumar Prasad issued an order on Wednesday night transferring the 1989 batch IPS officer who is currently Commissioner of Public Transport Department as the DGP (Coordination) with full additional charge as DGP (Head of Police Force) until further orders.

The incumbent DGP Harish Kumar Gupta was transferred and posted as Principal Secretary (Home), a separate order said.

Gupta was appointed as DGP when the poll code was in force, replacing Rajendranath Reddy.

Bhaskar Katamneni from the same batch has been appointed as commissioner of Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA).

V Vinay Chand, a 2008 batch IAS officer has been appointed as secretary to Government, Finance Department, among others.

Meanwhile, senior IAS officers Y Srilakshmi, Rajat Bhargava and Praveen Prakash were directed to report to the General Administration Department (GAD) for further posting.

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