5 IAS officers promoted as Additional Chief Secretaries

The state government on Monday promoted five IAS officers of principal secretary rank to the grade of Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) to the governme-nt at Rs 80,000 fixed pay. They have been retained in their current departments, a release issued by the general administration department said.

Accordingly, D J Pandian, principal secretary energy and petrochemicals, Gandhinagar, has been promoted to the grade of ACS and appointed to continue in the energy and petrochemicals department. Hasmukh Adhia has been promoted from principal secretary of the finance department, Gandhinagar, to the grade of ACS.

G R Aloria, PS in Housing and Urban Development Department, has been promoted and appointed to continue in the grade of ACS. Tapan Ray, MD of Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation Ltd, Gandhinagar, has been promoted to the grade of ACS and will continue to serve as the MD of GSPC against the ex-cadre post, which is separately being equated with the IAS cadre post of ACS.Haribhai V Patel, Commissioner of Commercial Tax, Ahmedabad, has been promoted to ACS grade.

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