The new appointments assume significance following continued attack on the government at the hands of the opposition in both the houses of the state legislature.
Shashi Prakash Goyal was today appointed as Principal Secretary to CM Yogi Adityanath. He was eligible to be empanelled as additional secretary in government of India. He said the Government would soon bring the "Feri niti" for the street vendors who will be duly registered and they will not face the wrath of the anti encroachment squad of the municipal bodies.Yogi Adityanath said there were as many as 1.5 vacancies in the State Police Department and every year for the next five years as 32,000 constables will be recruited.
Devashish Panda has been removed from the post of Principal Secretary, Home.
Additional Chief Secretary Power, Sanjay Agarwal has been shifted to secondary and technical education and Alok Kumar comes to power department in his place. He has now been made Investment Commissioner and Resident Commissioner of UP in New Delhi, a fairly downgraded post. The charge of Housing and Urban Planning has now been given to Mukul Singhal, an IAS officer of 1986 batch. Arvind Kumar, who was the Principal Secretary, Revenue, replaces him in the Home Department. Amit Mohan Prasad has meanwhile been divested of the charge of Investment Commissioner but remains Noida CEO and Noida Metro Rail Corporation's Managing Director. Yogi Adityanath government also shifted the District Magistrates of Auraiya, Gonda, Faizabad, Lalitpur, Azamgarh, Ballia, Chitrakoot, Sultanpur, Ambedkarnagar, Jaunpur and Kaushambi.
Many senior officials like Rama Raman, Anita Singh and Navneet Sehgal, considered close to the former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav and put in waiting more than a month ago, have still not been given any posting.