Major officials reshuffle announced

The National Council for Peace and Order has transferred several key government officials and created new positions to support them.

The reshuffle came in orders No. 77 to 79 announced late on Friday.

The change took effect on the same day but will be endorsed by His Majesty the King after the government is formed. 

Besides the attorney general and the deputy police chief, heads of five ministries, six offices and two departments were removed.

Among the key positions, attorney general Attapol Yaisawang became adviser to the Attorney General's Office. He was replaced by his deputy, Trakul Winitnaiyapak.

Deputy police chief Pol Gen Chatchawal Suksumjit became director general of the Department of Special Investigation, replacing Tarit Pengdit.

Defence permanent secretary Gen Nipat Thonglek became chairman of the advisory board of the Defence Ministry, replaced by Gen Surasak Kanchanarat, his deputy.

Commerce permanent secretary Srirat Rastapana became adviser to the Prime Minister's Office. She was replaced by commerce inspector Chutima Bunyapraphasara.

Somchai Sujjapongse, director of the Fiscal Policy Office (FPO), became director general of the Customs Department. He was replaced by FPO adviser Krisada Chinavicharana.

Surachai Srisarakham, permanent secretary of the Information and Communication Department, became adviser to the PM's office. He was replaced by Methinee Thepmanee, an inspector at the ICT Ministry.

Areepong Bhoocha-oom, secretary general of the Public Sector Development Commission Office, became permanent secretary of the Energy Ministry, replacing Suthep Liamsricharoen, who was moved to adviser to the PM's office.

 List of government official reshuffle announced on June 27, 2014

Titles in bold are newly created positions to support the shakeup

Name

Old title

New title

Gen Nipat Thonglek

Permanent secretary

Defence Ministry

Chairman of the Advisory Board

Defence Ministry

Attapol Yaisawang

Attorney general

Adviser

Attorney General’s Office

Tarit Pengdit

Director general

Department of Special Investigation

Adviser

Prime Minister’s Office

 

Surachai Srisarakham

Permanent secretary

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Ministry

Pol Gen Thawee Sodsong

Secretary general

Southern Border Provinces Administrative Centre

Suvichak Narkwatcharachai

Secretary general

House of Representatives

Gen Surasak Kanchanarat

Deputy permanent secretary

Defence Ministry

Permanent secretary

Defence Ministry

Trakul Winitnaiyapak

Deputy attorney general

Attorney general

M.L. Panadda Diskul

Deputy permanent secretary

Interior Ministry

Permanent secretary

Prime Minister’s Office

Methinee Thepmanee

Inspector

ICT Ministry

Permanent secretary

ICT Ministry

Panu Uthairat

Inspector

Interior Ministry

Secretary general

Southern Border Provinces Administrative Centre

Charae Panpruang

Deputy secretary general

House of Representatives

Secretary general

House of Representatives

Pol Gen Chatchawal Suksomjit

Deputy chief

National Police Office

Director general

Department of Special Investigation

Srirat Rastapana

Permanent secretary

Commerce Ministry

Adviser

Prime Minister’s Office

Chutima Bunyapraphasara

Inspector

Commerce Ministry

Permanent secretary

Commerce Ministry

Pol Gen Prawes Mulpramuk

Secretary general

Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission

Adviser to Permanent Secretary’s Office Justice Ministry

Prayong Preeyachit

Deputy secretary general

Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission

Secretary general

Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission

Rakop Srisupaat

Director general

Customs Department

Inspector

Finance Ministry

Somchai Sujjapongse

Director

Fiscal Policy Office

Director general

Customs Department

Krisada Chinavicharana

Adviser

Fiscal Policy Office

Director

Fiscal Policy Office

Preeya Kanthiya

Permanent secretary

Culture Ministry

Adviser

Prime Minister’s Office

Suthep Liamsricharoen

Permanent secretary

Energy Ministry

Tossaporn Sirisampan

Secretary general

Higher Education Commission Office

Apichart Jirawut

Secretary general

Basic Education Commission Office

Apinan Poshyananda

Deputy permanent secretary

Culture Ministry

Permanent secretary

Culture Ministry

Areepong Bhoocha-oom

Secretary general

Office of the Public Sector Development Commission

Permanent secretary

Energy Ministry

Kamjorn Tatiyakavee

Deputy secretary general

Higher Education Commission Office

Secretary general

Higher Education Commission Office

Kamol Rodklai

Deputy secretary general

Basic Education Commission Office

Secretary General

Basic Education Commission Office

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