Senior AGMUT cadre IAS officer Amit Satija has been appointed as the new health secretary replacing Nila Mohanan who had moved to Delhi last month to join the department of personnel and training as deputy secretary under the central staffing scheme for a period of four years.
The Goa government said that Satija will continue to hold the portfolios of urban development, transport, science and technology, factories and boilers, CEO entertainment society of Goa and nodal officer SBM (U) and PMAY (U). He was earlier posted as the excise commissioner.
Also, the education portfolio held by Mohanan has been handed to Sanjay Kumar while industries trade and commerce have been assigned to J Ashok Kumar, who is also secretary to the Goa chief minister.
The portfolio of the environment that Satija held has been handed to secretary elections Kunal. The chief electoral officer has also been given portfolios of power and non-conventional energy.
The mines and geology department will be held by chief secretary Parimal Rai along with the portfolios of vigilance, chief vigilance, home, personnel, ARD, PWD and civil aviation.
Senior IAS officer and principal secretary finance Puneet Kumar Goel will hold portfolios of finance, forest, TCP, and planning and statistics. Mihir Vardhan is secretary to the governor while Rupesh Kumar Thakur is secretary general administration also holding portfolios of civil supplies, Goa gazetteer, printing and stationery, museum and protocol.
Besides education Sanjay holds portfolios of revenue, education, information and publicity, IT and labour, and employment.
In addition to holding industries, trade and commerce, J Ashok Kumar is secretary to chief minister as well as sports and youth affairs, tourism, handicraft and PPP division.
Chokha Ram Garg is secretary art and culture, skill development and entrepreneurship, archaeology, archives, cooperation and law and judiciary and legislative affairs.
Sanjay Gihar secretary water resources is also secretary provedoria, rural development, panchayats, housing, official language and nodal officer SBM (R) and PMAY R.
Kuldeep Singh Gangar is secretary agriculture, animal husbandry and veterinary services, public grievances, secretary Goa state commission for protection of child rights.
Isha Khosla is resident commissioner of Goa Sadan, New Delhi and Tariq Thomas is the director of urban development and special secretary personnel, home and vigilance.