Sources said that even as the Chief Minister has started a physical inspection of government schemes in various districts, he has also decided to tackle the problems in the bureaucracy head-on, more so because it has been almost 16 months since the new government assumed charge.

Recent drubbings in the bypolls in the State have also forced him to make changes, a close aide said, adding that more action will follow in the days to come.

Balkar Singh, another IAS officer who is under the shadow of many charges of irregularities, was on Tuesday removed as the Director of the Mining Department and posted as Director of Disabled Welfare, a post considered a dumping ground for bureaucrats who have run afoul of the powers that be.