On the directions of the Election Commission, Two officers of Himachal Pradesh administrative services transferred, ahead of Nov 4 assembly polls.

It is learned that the officers were shifted as they had been posted against cadre posts and were not in state Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) cadre.

The government transferred Kullu’s Deputy Commissioner Amitabh Awasthi and Baddi’s Superintendent of Police Gurdev Chand. Awasthi was replaced by R.N. Batta, director, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, while S. Arul replaced Chand as the new SP of Baddi.