Karnataka transfers Bengaluru civic body Commissioner
Bengaluru: The Karnataka government has transferred Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner B.H. Anil Kumar to the Department of Public Enterprises as Additional Chief Secretary.
“B.H. Anil Kumar is transferred with immediate effect and posted until further orders as Additional Chief Secretary to the Department of Public Enterprises in the upgraded post,” said an official, here on Saturday.
Kumar, a Karnataka cadre IAS officer from the 1987 batch, will be replaced by N. Manjunatha Prasad, Principal Secretary in the Revenue Department. “Prasad is transferred with immediate effect and posted until further orders as the BBMP Commissioner,” said the official.
Prasad will continue to hold the charge of the Principal Secretary in the Revenue Department as well as the Disaster Management, Bhoomi and UPOR. “Prasad is also placed in concurrent charge of the post of Principal Secretary to the government (Disaster Management, Bhoomi and UPOR), Revenue Department,” he said.
Kumar replaces V. Rashmi Mahesh, a 1996 batch Karnataka cadre IAS officer, who has been transferred as the Secretary in the Culture Department.
The civic body Commissioner’s transfer comes at a time when the city is battling the raging pandemic and is the ground zero of Covid-19 in the state, accounting for 62 per cent of positive cases.