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PTI bhopal India
Updated: 19-12-2018 22:48 IST

The new Chief Minister of Madhya

Pradesh, Kamal Nath, has effected transfers of several senior

IAS officers Wednesday, but retained Ashok Barnwal as his

principal secretary.

Barnwal (1991 batch) was also the principal secretary

of Nath's predecessor, Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

P Narhari (2001 batch) was also retained as

commissioner-cum-secretary of the public relations department

and managing director of Madhyam, official sources said.

The government transferred Vivek Agrawal (1994 batch),

who was also principal secretary to the former chief minister

and secretary of the urban administration department, to

the public health engineering department.

Another principal secretary to the former chief

minister Hariranjan Rao (1994 batch) was transferred from the

CM's office.

However, he will continue as the principal secretary

of the tourism department.

Vivek Agrawal was replaced by Pramod Agrawal (1991

batch) as principal secretary in the urban administration


He will also hold the post of managing director of

Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Company Limited.

Renu Tiwari (2000 batch) has been posted as secretary,

culture department. She will take the charge from Additional

Chief Secretary (ACS) Manoj Shrivastava who was Tuesday night

posted as Vice Chancellor of Sanchi University of

Buddhist-Indic Studies.

Rewa Divisional Commissioner Mahesh Chandra Jain was

shifted to the Mantralaya (state secretariat).

Shahdol Commissioner J K Jain has been given the

additional charge as the Rewa Divisional Commissioner.

In Kamal Nath's home turf Chhindwara, district

Superintendent of Police Atul Singh was transferred to the

police headquarters in Bhopal. He has been replaced with

Manoj Rai.

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