The government has promoted seven senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers holding the post of Secretary to Government to the post of Principal Secretary and has continued them in the same departments.

They will officiate in the pay scale of Rs. 67,000 to Rs. 79,000 with effect from January 1, 2013.

The seven officers

The beneficiaries of such a decision were E.V. Ramana Reddy, Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department; M.V. Jayanthi, Regional Commissioner, Mysore Division; Rajkumar Khatri, Infrastructure Development Department; Anil Kumar Jha, Chief Electoral Officer; Shambhu Dayal Meena, Secretary to Government, Youth Services Department; Basavaraju, Kannada and Culture and Information Department.

P.N. Sreenivasachary, Urban Development Department (Municipalities & Urban Development Authorities) Water Resources Department vice D. Sathyamurthy, proceeding on leave and from the next day Mr. Sreenivasachary is posted until further orders as Principal Secretary, Urban Development Department (Municipalities & Urban Development Authorities).

Next time scale

Similarly, the government has promoted 15 senior IAS officers to the super time scale of Rs. 37,400 to Rs. 67,000 and continued them in their respective posts. They are S. Selvakumar, Managing Director, Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Ltd., Bangalore; Harsh Gupta, Managing Director, Karnataka Urban Infrastructure Development and Finance Corporation, Bangalore; Amlan Aditya Biswas, Deputy Commissioner, Bellary district; C. Somasekhara, Commissioner of Excise; Venkanna Gowda B. Patil, Commissioner, Health & Family Welfare Services; K.R. Niranjan, Special Commissioner, Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP); K. Vishwanatha Reddy, Managing Director, Karnataka Small Scale Industries Development Corporation, Bangalore, transferred for a day as Registrar of Co-operative Societies, Bangalore, vice H.G. Hegde, proceeding on leave and from the next day Mr. Reddy is posted until further orders as Managing Director, KSSIDC; P.Hemalatha, Chief, Gram Swaraj Programme, Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department, Bangalore; Pankaj Kumar Pandey, Commissioner, Employment & Training, Bangalore; and V. Ponnuraj, R. Shantharaj, Commissioner, Backward Classes Welfare Department, Bangalore; and S.S. Pattanashetty, Deputy Commissioner, Davangere district; S. Shankaranarayan, Director of Agriculture Marketing; and B.N. Krishnaiah, Deputy Commissioner, Mandya district.

Batch of 2004

The following 2004 batch IAS officers have been promoted to officiate in the scale of Rs. 15,600 to Rs. 39,100 with immediate effect and continued in the posts presently held by them until further orders. R. Vishal, Additional Commissioner, Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP); M.N. Ajaynagabhushan, Chief Executive Officer, Zilla Panchayat, Mysore; N.V. Prasad, Deputy Commissioner, Kodagu district; C. Shikha, Managing Director, Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply Company Ltd., Mysore; V. Anbu Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, Belgaum district.

Next level

The following IAS officers have been promoted to officiate in senior time scale of Rs. 15,600 to Rs. 39,100: S. Sasikanth Senthil, Assistant Commissioner, Bellary Sub-Division, Bellary; Bagadi Gautham, IAS, Assistant Commissioner, Sirsi Sub-Division, Deputy Secretary to Government, DP&AR (Services), Bangalore; D.K. Ravi, Assistant Commissioner, Sedam Sub-division, Sedam, as Senior Assistant Commissioner, Sedam Sub-Division, Sedam. Rohini Sindhuri Dasari, IAS, (KN 2009), Priyanka Mary Francis, Commissioner, City Municipal Corporation, Belgaum; Pallavi Akurathi, Deputy Secretary, Hyderabad Karnataka Area Development Board, Gulbarga. She is also continued as additional charge of the post of Chief Executive Officer, Zilla Panchayat, Gulbarga.

Similarly, M. Venkatesh, Assistant Commissioner, Mangalore sub-division, Mangalore, has been promoted as Senior Assistant Commissioner, Mangalore Sub-Division, Mangalore.

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