File photo of BS Yeddyurappa. Photograph:( ANI )
Hours after B S Yeddyurappa assumed office as Chief Minister, several IAS and IPS officers were today transferred and a new Advocate General appointed in a top-level reshuffle.
In a major decision, the Yeddyurappa government appointed senior advocate Prabhuling K Navadagi as the Advocate General of Karnataka, in place of Madhusudan R Naik, who has since resigned.
Governor Vajubhai Vala appointed Navadagi to the post with immediate effect, a government notification said.
Effecting changes in the bureaucracy, the government appointed M Lakshminarayana, additional chief secretary, public works department, as the additional chief secretary to the chief minister.
It also notified that his position would be equivalent to the additional chief secretary in the home department.
Senior IPS officer Amar Kumar Pandey, serving as Additional Director General of Police, Railways, has been made ADGP, Intelligence, according to a government notification.
Deputy Inspector General of Police, Karnataka State Reserve Police Sandeep Patil will be the DIG, Intelligence.
Bidar Superintendent of Police D Devaraja has been transferred to Bengaluru Central division as the deputy commissioner of police.
Superintendent of police in the Anti-Corruption Bureau S Girish has been transferred as DCP of Bengaluru North East Division.