The Nitish Kumar-led Bihar Government has roped in Pratyaya Amrit as new principal secretary, Department of Health and family welfare, Government of Bihar.
The move is a part of bureaucratic reshuffle where four officers have been given new responsibilities and additional charges to three. He will be replacing Uday Singh Kumawat.
Amrit is the third officer to occupy the position since Covid-19 ripped through the state, as per a report. The total number of cases has been on the rise in the state in recent weeks.
According to a notification issued by the General Administration Department (GAD), Amrit, the 1991-batch IAS officer and principal secretary of the Disaster Management Department, will be the new principal secretary of the Health Department while Kumawat has been made advisor of the Bihar State Planning Board, Patna, till further orders.
Kumawat has also been relieved of his additional charge of the Director General of Bihar Public Administration and Rural Development, the notification said. Amrit, who is also the principal secretary of the Energy Department, will continue to hold the additional charge of the Disaster Management Department, it said.
However, he has been relieved of his additional charge as Chief Managing Director of Bihar State Power (Holding) Company Ltd, the notification added.