Uttar Pradesh likely to get new Chief Secretary

   By Power Corridors ,  27-Aug-2019
Uttar Pradesh likely to get new Chief Secretary

Dr. Anup Chandra Pandey, the current Chief Secretary, was appointed last year by CM Yogi Adityanath

Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh Govt., Dr. Anup Chandra Pandey's six months extended term completes on August 31. His fate will be decided this week.

According to the sources, Uttar Pradesh is likely to get new Chief Secretary.

Dr. Pandey is a 1984 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer belonging to the Uttar Pradesh cadre. In addition to the post of Chief Secretary of the Government of Uttar Pradesh, he is serving as the Infrastructure and Industrial Development Commissioner of Uttar Pradesh.

Dr. Pandey has served in various key positions for both the Government of Uttar Pradesh and the Government of India, including as the Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh, Additional Chief Secretary (Infrastructure and Industrial Development and NRI), chairperson of Udyog Bandhu and Infrastructure and Industrial Development Commissioner of Uttar Pradesh, divisional commissioner of Lucknow division, Additional Chief Secretary (Finance and Institutional Finance) and Finance Commissioner, chairperson of Pradeshiya Infrastructure and Investment Corporation of Uttar Pradesh, chairperson of Greater NOIDA, Principal Secretary (Medical Education), Principal Secretary (Planning) and director general of Uttar Pradesh State Planning Institute and as the district magistrate and collector of two districts of a unified Uttar Pradesh in the Uttar Pradesh government; and as an additional secretary in the Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare of the Ministry of Defence, additional director general in the Bureau of Indian Standards and as a joint secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Employment in the Indian government.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has appointed Dr. Pandey as the chief secretary of the state last year. Pandey replaced Rajiv Kumar who retired on June 30, 2018. The order effecting Pandey's appointment as state's bureaucratic head was released by CM secretariat after a cabinet meeting. 

 However, it remains to be seen whether new CS will be appointed or not.