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Shuffle in West Bengal Administration, Manoj Pant, IAS appointed as ACS, Land & Land Reforms and RR&R Department and LRC

New Delhi: The Government of West Bengal, through a recent directive from the Personnel and Administrative Reforms Department, has announced the transfer and reassignment of roles for five IAS officers. 

Manoj Pant, IAS (WB: 1991), who held the position of Additional Chief Secretary in the Finance Department, now adds the responsibilities of the Department of Planning & Statistics and Officer on Special Duty and Ex-officio Additional Chief Secretary of the Cabinet Secretariat in New Delhi, in addition to his role as Additional Chief Secretary of the Land & Land Reforms and Refugee Relief & Rehabilitation Department and LRC.

Binod Kumar lAS, (WB:1996), previously serving as Principal Secretary of the Minority Affairs and Madrasah Education Department with additional responsibilities as the Principal Secretary of the Department of Correctional Administration and Chief Executive Officer of the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority, alongside his role as Additional Chief Electoral Officer, West Bengal.

Surendra Gupta, lAS (WB: 1997), Principal Secretary of the Public Health Engineering Department, will now additionally serve as Principal Secretary of the Correctional Administration Department while carrying out his regular responsibilities. 

Dr. P.B. Salim, IAS (WB: 2001), who was Secretary of the Programme Monitoring Department, will now also serve as Secretary of the Minority Affairs and Madrasah Education Department while continuing his existing duties, including those as Chairman & Managing Director of WBPDCL.

Smaraki Mahapatra, IAS (WB: 2002), formerly Secretary of the Land & Land Reforms and Refugee Relief & Rehabilitation Department and LRC, West Bengal, has been appointed as the Additional Chief Electoral Officer, West Bengal. 

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