As a part of a significant reshuffle, Tamil Nadu Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan was on Sunday shifted to Food Department, with the federal government transferring a complete of 37 IAS officers.
S Ok Prabakar, Additional Chief Secretary, Home, Prohibition and Excise Department is posted as Additional Chief Secretary / Commissioner of Revenue Administration. Ok Phanindra Reddy, Additional Chief Secretary/Commissioner, Commercial Taxes has changed Prabakar within the Home Department.
Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department, Radhakrishnan is now posted as Principal Secretary, Cooperation, Food and Consumer Protection Department changing Md.Nasimuddin, who’s posted as Additional Chief Secretary to Government, Labour Welfare and Skill Development Department.
P Senthil Kumar, Principal Secretary / Officer on Special Duty, Health and Family Welfare is posted as Principal Secretary, Health Department, changing Radhakrishnan. Kumar is a 1995 batch IAS officer. A postgrduate in agriculture, the 53-year previous officer has a doctorate diploma as properly.
Radhakrishnan, who has fingers on expertise in tackling disaster conditions, was introduced again as Health Secretary on June 12, 2020 when contemporary virus instances had been on an increase in the course of the first wave of COVID-19.
The 55-year previous Radhakrishnan, a veterinary physician (MVSc), was the Health 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 May 2021 and following switch of officers, the Madras High Court had noticed that continuity is maintained by the federal government as regards the workplace of the state Health Secretary. It was to be sure that there is no such thing as a lack of momentum in persevering with the battle towards COVID-19, the court docket had mentioned 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 Special Nodal Officer for Greater Chennai Corporation to coordinate coronavirus associated points with the civic physique chief.
Radhakrishnan was amongst prime state officers to maintain tabs on the remedy 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.