Jammu: In a major administrative reshuffle, the Jammu and Kashmir government on Saturday ordered transfer of 16 senior officers in the state.Iqbal Khandey, Principal Secretary to Agriculture Production Department, has been posted as Principal Secretary to Finance Department replacing Sudhanshu Pandey, who is now Principal Secretary Power Development Department in place of Basharat Ahmad Dhar.

Meanwhile, Dhar has been posted as the Managing Director, Jammu and Kashmir State Power Development Corporation replacing Shaleen Kabra who is now Commissioner Secretary to Government, Animal and 1Sheep Husbandry Department, earlier handled by B D Sharma.

Sharma, who also holds the additional charge of Public Health Engineering, Irrigation and Flood Control Department will be Commissioner Secretary to Government of these two departments on full time basis.

Naveen Chowdhary has been posted as Commissioner Secretary Agriculture Production Department in place of M Iqbal Khandey while Syed Fazalullah, Transport Commissioner, has been posted as Registrar, J&K Cooperative Societies replacing M Abbas Dar who will now be the Secretary of Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Department replacing Pradeep Gupta.

Gupta, holding the additional charge of Transport Department has been transferred and posted as Commissioner of the department on full time basis.

While Fazalullah has been replaced by Mehraj Ahmad Kakroo who was the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar. Kakroo's post has been given to Udhampur DC Baseer Ahmad Khan, who will be replaced by Reasi DC Pandurang Pole.

Meanwhile Sheetal Nanda,Additional Deputy Commissioner, Jammu has been transferred and posted as Reasi DC.

Sarita Chauhan,Special Secretary Power Development Department has been posted as Vice Chairman Jammu Development Authority replacing Vinod Sharma, who is now the Director of Safeguards Economic Reconstruction Agency (ERA).

Saurabh Bhagat, Director Technical Education has been posted as Chief Executive Officer ERA relieving B B Vyas Principal Secretary to Chief Minister.

JP Singh,Director,Youth Services and Sports shall hold the additional charge the Director, Technical Education till further orders.