Employment Department chief transferred with Section 44

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, in his capacity as chairman of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), has issued an order under Section 44 of the 2014 interim constitution to transfer Waranont Peetiwan, director-general of the Labour Ministry’s Employment Department, to be a deputy permanent secretary for Labour.

The order was published in the Royal Gazette on Nov 1.

Under the same order, Anurak Tossarat, a deputy permanent secretary for labour affairs, has been transferred to be director-general of the Employment Department, replacing Mr Waranont.

Mr Waranont and Mr Anurak are to assume the positions initially on a temporary basis from Nov 1, pending a royal command.