On November 30, the Assam government implemented a significant bureaucratic reshuffle, resulting in the relocation of five IAS officers to pivotal positions within the state.
The Personnel (A) department issued a notification outlining the modifications, highlighting significant adjustments in roles and responsibilities for key officials.
Notably, one of the changes involved Rakesh Agarwal, who served as the Commissioner of Taxes, Assam, and Excise Assam, along with being the Managing Director of the Assam Tea Corporation. Authorities have relieved Agarwal of his duties as the Commissioner of Taxes, Assam.
To fill the vacancy, authorities have designated Pallav Gopal Jha, who is currently serving as the District Commissioner of Kamrup (M) and holding the position of Project Director for the JICA Assisted Guwahati Water Supply Project (additional), as the new Commissioner of Tax, Assam. Jha will not only undertake this pivotal role but also shoulder the additional responsibility of Project Director for the Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program.
Simultaneously, authorities have relieved Megha Nidhi Dahal, currently serving as the Commissioner of the Guwahati Municipal Corporation and acting as the Project Director of the Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program, of her duties as the Project Director for the Assam Infrastructure Investment Programme.
In another administrative change, authorities have reassigned Sumit Satawan, who formerly held the position of District Commissioner of Lakhimpur, to the role of District Commissioner of Kamrup (M), contributing to the reorganization of administrative duties.
Furthermore, Gayatri Devdas Hyalinge, formerly the Joint Secretary in the Finance Department, has undergone a transfer and assumed the role of the new District Commissioner of Lakhimpur, broadening her administrative responsibilities.