Submitted by alvin on Sat, 2016-04-30 21:28 Bengaluru: The Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms (DPAR) Karnataka promoted seven IAS officers on Saturday. Uma Mahadevan has been promoted and will continue as principal secretary of Planning, Programme Monitoring and Statistics Department. T Sham Bhat has been promoted as the commissioner for the Bangalore Development Authority. Tushar Giri Nath has been promoted as principal secretary to the chief minister and also additional charge of chairman of the BWSSB while SR Umashankar has been made principal secretary of Kannada, Culture and Information and Public Relations Department. RR Jannu will now be the commissioner of labour after promotion, having additional charge as commissioner for Religious and Charitable Endowment. In addition, he will also act as the additional secretary of revenue department. BS Shekarappa, who was earlier in charge of Chief Executive Officer of Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board (KIADB), has been appointed as additional secretary to the chief minister. S Ziyaullah, who was earlier joint secretary to the Chief Minister, has been appointed as the Managing Director of Hutti Gold Mines Company Limited.