As a part of a serious reshuffle, Tamil Nadu Well being Secretary J Radhakrishnan was on Sunday shifted to Meals Division, with the federal government transferring a complete of 37 IAS officers.
S Ok Prabakar, Extra Chief Secretary, Dwelling, Prohibition and Excise Division is posted as Extra Chief Secretary / Commissioner of Income Administration. Ok Phanindra Reddy, Extra Chief Secretary/Commissioner, Business Taxes has changed Prabakar within the Dwelling Division.
Principal Secretary, Well being and Household Welfare Division, Radhakrishnan is now posted as Principal Secretary, Cooperation, Meals and Shopper Safety Division changing Md.Nasimuddin, who’s posted as Extra Chief Secretary to Authorities, Labour Welfare and Ability Improvement Division.
P Senthil Kumar, Principal Secretary / Officer on Particular Responsibility, Well being and Household Welfare is posted as Principal Secretary, Well being Division, changing Radhakrishnan. Kumar is a 1995 batch IAS officer. A postgrduate in agriculture, the 53-year outdated officer has a doctorate diploma as nicely.
Radhakrishnan, who has palms on expertise in tackling disaster conditions, was introduced again as Well being Secretary on June 12, 2020 when contemporary virus instances had been on an increase through the first wave of COVID-19.
The 55-year outdated Radhakrishnan, a veterinary physician (MVSc), was the Well being Secretary from September 2012 until February 2019. He was succeeded by Beela Rajesh and Radhakrishnan changed her precisely 2 years in the past.
After the DMK assumed workplace in Could 2021 and following switch of officers, the Madras Excessive Courtroom had noticed that continuity is maintained by the federal government as regards the workplace of the state Well being Secretary. It was to guarantee that there is no such thing as a lack of momentum in persevering with the battle in opposition to COVID-19, the courtroom had stated then, whereas listening to a virus associated matter.
Radhakrishnan was the district collector of Nagapattinam when the coastal area was ravaged by the tsunami in 2004 and he was credited for swift aid and rehabilitation measures. A 1992 batch IAS officer, he has additionally been a Particular Nodal Officer for Larger Chennai Company to coordinate coronavirus associated points with the civic physique chief.
Radhakrishnan was amongst prime state officers to maintain tabs on the therapy of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in 2016 on the Apollo Hospitals right here until her demise in December that yr. In whole 37, IAS officers have been transferred.