Hours after J Jayalalithaa assumed office as chief minister, the Tamil Nadu government on Monday effected shuffling of senior Indian Police Service officials besides transferring several Indian Administrative Service officers, reversing several changes made in the run up to polls under the directions of the Election Commission.
The government brought back former Chennai Police Commissioner T K Rajendran, DGP and Inspector Genral prisons, as Chennai Police Commissioner replacing Ashutosh Shukla.
S George, director general of police and chairman of Tamil Nadu Uniformed Services Recruitment Board will hold additional charge as IG prison.
Shukla has been posted as additional director general of police, Enforcement, in place of J K Tripthy, an official release said. Tripathy is back as ADGP, Law and Order, vice C Shylendra Babu, who was transferred and posted as ADGP, Coastal Security group.
Rajendran and Tripathy were transferred on the directions of EC following complaints from the Dravida Munetra Kazhagam.
Karan Singha, ADGP, Intelligence, was transferred as ADGP CB-CID and K N Sathyamurthy, IGP, was transferred as IGP, Intelligence.
In the IAS-level transfers, T N Venkatesh, who was posted Collector of Tiruvarur District during the run up to the polls, was posted as MD of Tamil Nadu Handloom Weaver Cooperative Society, replacing A Gnanasekaran.
M Mathivanan, who was Tiruvarur collector till last month, will resume his previous posting. Similarly, S Swarna, who too was posted as Senior Collector Pudukkottai District, will take over as Chairperson and MD of T N Urban Finance and Infrastructure Development Corporation vice K Phanindra Reddy holding additional charge.
S Ganesh, now Director of Employment and who preceded her will be back as Pudukkottai Collector. Rajendra Ratnoo, who was also posted as Collector of Vellore District on the order of EC in April will now take over as MD of Poompuhar Shipping Corporation vice Sai Kumar holding additional charge.
R Nanthagopal who preceded Ratnoo will be back as Vellore collector.
J Kumaragurubaran, Director, Information, would hold additional full charge as MD TN Arasu Cable TV Corporation vice T K Ramachandran holding additional charge.
IMAGE: AIADMK leader O Panneerselvam ahead of taking the oath of secrecy as finance minister greeting AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa at the swearing in ceremony at Madras University Centenary Auditorium in Chennai on Monday. Photograph: R Senthil Kumar/PTI