Controversial PCS officer Uma Shankar Gupta, who was till recently Commissioner of Mohali Municipal Corporation has been transferred from Mohali and Rajesh Dhiman, who was earlier Sangrur District Transport Officer, has replaced Gupta. Uma Shankar has been posted as joint secretary information and public relations and additional joint secretary to Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal.
It may be mentioned here that Uma Shankar Gupta was in the news recently due to his much-publicised war of words with Mohali Deputy Mayor Manjit Sethi. Deputy Mayor Manjit Sethi and Uma Shankar Gupta were involved in a war of words over a list of persons allegedly patronising encroachers in the city in July this year. Both complained against each other to higher authorities. Gupta was not only in news due to his hard decisions but he also faced resentment from his subordinates during his tenure.Meanwhile, according an official spokesperson, Joint Principal Secretary of Deputy Chief Minister Moneesh Kumar has been posted as Additional Chief Secretary to Deputy Chief Minister.
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