Senior bureaucrat Vijay Shanker Pandey who was recently shifted by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati out of her secretariat allegedly over the much talked about high-value garlands row and posted as Principal Secretary (Vocational Education) was on Thursday dumped to Allahabad as Member (Judicial), Board of Revenue.

Postings in the Board of Revenue are generally considered “punishment postings” in administrative circles here.

In fresh transfer orders issued on Thursday, Principal Secretary (Technical Education) Vrinda Swaroop has been given the additional charge of vocational education.

Another shunted

A senior IPS officer, Jasveer Singh Rana, who was posted as DIG (Information), was shunted out as DIG (Training).

Mr. Rana was considered close to Mr. Pandey when the latter ruled the roost in Lucknow until recently as Additional Cabinet Secretary, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister and Principal Secretary, Information.

The post of DIG (Information) was created to adjust Mr. Rana.

Among the transfers of Provincial Civil Service (PCS) officers, Special Secretary (Finance) Ajay Kumar Upadhyaya-Second has been posted as Additional Commissioner, Devi Patan Division, and Special Secretary (Information) Shiv Shyam Mishra has been sent as Additional Commissioner of Chitrakoot Dham Division.