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Tuesday, 18 August 2020

Punjab Govt transfers Additional Chief Secretary, Health

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 17

The government today transferred the Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Family welfare, Anurag Aggarwal, replacing him with Principal Secretary Hussan Lal.

Though no one was willing to go on record, the apparent reason for the transfer appears to be the gnawing divide between Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu and Aggarwal. If officials in the Health Department are to be believed, the two had been at loggerheads, especially after the controversy over the indiscriminate use of buprenorphine tablets at private de-addiction centres.

Aggarwal has been given the charge of the Power and New and Renewable Energy Departments.

In another interesting development, Principal Secretary KAP Sinha has been retransferred as the Principal Secretary, Food and Civil Supplies. He was transferred out recently and K Siva Prasad was given the charge.

The latter has now been given the charge of Sports and Youth Services, in addition to the Transport Department. Jaspal Singh has been given charge of the Elections Department.



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