Additional Chief Secretary Nivedita P. Haran had been given additional charge of Principal Secretary, Power, an official press note said here on Wednesday.

Fisheries Director Mini Antony would hold additional charge as Director, Public Relations. She would replace A. Firoz who was suspended from service on Wednesday for his alleged involvement in the ‘solar scam.’

M.S. Jaya, who returned after training, had been appointed Thrissur District Collector. The outgoing collector P.M. Francis would be the new secretary of the Kochi Municipal Corporation. He would take over from Ajith Bhagat Rao, who would be the new Idukki District Collector. Present Idukki Collector T. Bhaskaran would be given posting later.

Rural Development Commissioner M. Nandakumar had been appointed Director, Lotteries, and M.P.M. Mohammed Haneesh had been given additional charge as Chairman and Managing Director, Kerala State Civil Supplies Corporation (Supplyco), the press note said.