13 IAS officers transferred in Andhra

One of the senior-most IAS officers in Andhra Pradesh, M Chaya Ratan, was on Tuesday appointed Special Chief Secretary (Home) in a bureaucratic reshuffle involving over a dozen officers.

In all 13 IAS officers, including two district collectors, were transferred on Tuesday, official sources said.

Chaya Ratan, who belongs to the 1977 batch, takes the place of B P Acharya, who was arrested last month by the CBI in the Emaar Properties scandal. Incidentally, her husband M Ratan, a DIG rank officer, was appointed as a State Information Commissioner under the Right to Information Act today. Acharya’s IAS-wife, Ranjeev R Acharya (1983 batch), was not been given any posting as she proceeded on leave following the arrest of her husband. D Sambasiva Rao of 1986 batch has been appointed in her place as principal secretary (Fiscal Policy) in the finance department.

Among the other significant postings, 1994-batch officer Praveen Prakash was made Commissioner of Public Health and Family in the vacancy caused by the arrest of 1988-batch officer Y Srilakshmi in the iron ore illegal mining case.

Government appointed J Shyamala Rao as the Metropolitan Commissioner.

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