Following the directive of the Election Commission of India, the state government has appointed Vandana Dadel as home secretary. 

The poll panel had on Monday ordered the removal of Jharkhand Home Secretary Arava Rajkamal with immediate effect till the Lok Sabha elections were over. 

Before Vandana Dadel was posted as Principal Secretary, Forest, Environment, and Climate Change Department, she was Principal Secretary to CM Hemant Soren. 

Now she was “transferred and posted to the post of Principal Secretary, Home and Jail till further orders,” an official notification said. 

Seeking to ensure a level-playing field in the Lok Sabha elections, the EC had ordered the removal of the home secretaries of Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand, and it also directed the shunting out of the West Bengal DGP.


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