As part of major bureaucratic rejig in Rajasthan, Siddharth Mahajan has been assigned new role/responsibility as Secretary, Medical, Health & Family Welfare, government of Rajasthan.
He would take over the post from Akhil Arora who has been shifted in Finance as Principal Secretary, Finance, Excise and Taxation Department. Mahajan is 2003-batch Rajasthan cadre IAS officer who held several key posts in past.
As many as 21 senior IAS officers have been transferred or given new assignments as part of reshuffle by the government of Rajasthan. Senior officer Veenu Gupta has been shifted from the post of ACS, PWD, to the post of director of Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board; Subodh Agarwal moved from ACS, Mines and Petroleum department, to chairman and managing director, Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Ltd; and Rajeshwar Singh transferred to Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation from ACS, tribal area development.
Naveen Mahajan has been given the complete responsibility of the most critical department in the state, water resources.Om Prakash has been given the additional responsibility of commissioner, horticulture department. He is already commissioner of agriculture.