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Prasad is VAT Commissioner, Sarangi is DIP chief

As Delhi’s Commissioner for Value Added Tax (VAT) is going for three years’ study leave, the Delhi government has appointment H Rajesh Prasad as the VAT Commissioner for the period. Yadav’s another department — Directorate of Information and Publicity (DIP) has been handed over to Jayadev Sarangi for the time being. 

According to the order,  Dr Jayadev Sarangi, an IAS officer of 2002 batch of AGMUT cadre, who is presently Secretary to Delhi Minority Commission, shall hold the additional charge of Director cum Secretary (I&P). “H Rajesh Prasad, an IAS officer of 1995 batch who is presently member secretary of Delhi Dialogue Commission (DDC), will head the VAT department,” said the order. According to sources with the government, Yadav, who was one of the most trusted officers of the Delhi government, is going for three years on a study leave in the United Kingdom. Yadav was also holding additional charge of Secretary to Delhi Chief Minister but this post has not been given to anybody. 

Dr Sarangi is currently posted as Secretary, DMC (Delhi Minorities Commission), in the government of NCT of Delhi. Immediately prior to the current posting in Delhi he served as Member (Administration) of Delhi Jal Board. Prior to his Delhi posting, he was Secretary in Goa. Sarangi holds a Ph.D in the field of management from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, and a Masters degree in Sociology from the Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi.

Dr Sarangi has rendered more than 30 years of service in various capacities in the management grade of public sector Indian Bank, Ministry of Railways and Department of Sports and youth Affairs, Ministry of Human Resource Development, government of India, government of NCT of Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Administration, government of Goa and the United Nations Organisation (UN) and contributed as sports administrator, law enforcement official, trainer, researcher, planner and policy-maker. He has made substantial contributions in criminal justice system in his capacity as Magistrate, Superintendent, Deputy Inspector General, officiating Inspector General of Tihar Prisons, Inspector General of Prisons and Goa. 

In his long service career Dr Sarangi has been acknowledged across the world for system building and organisation reforms. Prison Reform model and protocol for drug and HIV prevention developed by him has been adopted not only in India but also in many other nations. In another transfer, the government has handed over additional charge of MD of Delhi Khadi and Village Industries Board (DKVIB) to Narender Kumar. D K Mishra has been posted as Director, Social Welfare, relieving Dr Dilraj Kaur of the additional charge. Mishra will hold additional Charge of OSD (ILBS). 
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