Patna: In yet another major administrative reshuffle within a month in Bihar, Nitish Kumar government on Friday shifted 14 IAS officials including district magistrates of Arwal, Madhepura, Sheohar and Lakhisari, besides commissioner of Bhagalpur division.

According to a notification issued by the state general administration department, Chairman of Bihar State Staff Selection Commission Alok Kumar Sinha will be principal secretary of industry department and also hold the additional charge of principal secretary, sugarcane industry.

P K Patnaik, waiting for posting, will be adviser of the State Planning Board, it said, adding that J R K Rao, additional member of the Bihar Revenue Board, will be the chairman of State Staff Selection Commission.

As per the notification, R K Khandelwal, secretary of State Human Rights Commission was transferred as secretary (resources) of finance department.

Bandna Kini, chairman-cum-managing director of State Women Development Corporation, will take charge as secretary of SHRC.

Sandeep Pondrik, secretary of social welfare department, will also hold the charge of State Women Development Corporation as its chairman-cum-managing director.

District Magistrate of Sheohar, Jai Mangal Singh was made secretary, primary education of education department.

Lakhisarai DM H N Jha was made additional department probe commissioner of general administration department.

The Arwal DM was transfered as secretary of family welfare, health department, Patna.

District magistrate of Madhepura, Minhaj Alam was promoted as commissioner of Bhagalpur division.

Manish Kumar Verma, awaiting posting, was made director of social welfare department and incumbent Ramroop Singh was made district magistrate of Lakhisarai.

Upendra Kumar, Director of Employment and Training, will be the district magistrate of Madhepura, the notification said.

Anil Kumar, Under Secretary of Rural Development Department, will be the district magistrate of Sheohar.

Sanjay Kumar Singh, Additional Secretary of Health department, Patna, would be the DM of Arwal.