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India: Major bureaucratic reshuffle in Yogi Adityanath's Uttar Pradesh

This is the biggest administrative reshuffle since Yogi Adityanath took over the reins of India's most populous and politically critical state, Uttar Pradesh. Photograph: (Zee News Network)

ANI Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India Apr 26, 2017, 06.33 PM (IST)

The Uttar Pradesh Government on Wednesday transferred 84 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers, including 37 District Magistrates.

Nine Provincial Civil Services (PCS) officers also have been transferred in Uttar Pradesh.

Earlier this week, among the 12 IPS officers transferred in Uttar Pradesh, state Director General of Police (DGP) Javeed Ahmed's name also surfaced.

Ahmed has been replaced by Sulkhan Singh.

Other IPS officers being transferred include Surya Kumar, Jawahar Lal Tripathi, Alok Prasad, Aditya Mishra, Bhavesh Kumar Singh, Vijay Kumar, Daljeet Singh, Alok Singh, Sanjay Singhal and Navneet Sikera.

Seven IAS officers have also been transferred.

On March 23, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath paid a surprise visit to Lucknow's Hazratganj police station to have an inspection of the place.

Following the inspection, Adityanath opined that the police should be people-friendly, thereby ensuring that appropriate action will be taken to maintain law and order in the state.

The Chief Minister also came up with the idea of 'anti-Romeo squads' to keep a check on eve-teasing.

Certain changes in the police administration are expected since the change of the government in the state. 


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