Hyderabad: D.S. Lokesh Kumar is likely to be transferred from his present position as Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation commissioner after Sankranti. Either incumbent CDMA director N Satyanarayana or special Secretary for Finance Ronald Ross would replace him.
This apart, special chief secretary Arvind Kumar and IT principal secretary Jayesh Ranjan are also expected to swap their departments.
According to highly placed sources, Lokesh Kumar would any time be transferred to Telangana Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society (TSWREIS) and Telangana Tribal Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society (TTWREIS).
The government has been actively considering special secretary for finance Ronald Ross as the replacement.
However, the CDMA director has been lobbying for the commissioner’s post and has even shared the news among his close circles that he would be made the civic body commissioner anytime post-Sankranti.Sources also said that Arvind Kumar, special chief secretary (MAUD) and I&PR commissioner will swap the department with Jayesh Ranjan, principal secretary,.
Though this news has been in circulation for over a month, the government has been actively considering swapping their departments rather than transfer them to other departments.
The state government at this juncture cannot afford to take the risk of transferring the two. Even after swapping, they will continue to help the minister for IT and MA&UD K.T. Rama Rao. Sources said that the bureaucratic transfers have been kept very confidential and the government would take a decision at an appropriate time.
They said that caste equations would play a key role in the transfer of IAS officers and the government is closely monitoring their track-record.