New Delhi: The AAP administration has asked the Centre for permission to name P K Gupta as the new chief secretary of Delhi. He is an IAS officer from the 1989 batch.
At the moment, Gupta holds the position of additional chief secretary in the Delhi government’s General Administration Department (GAD).
The decision came as Naresh Kumar, the current chief secretary of Delhi, would resign this year. Additionally, the action was taken a few days after the Delhi government received executive authority in service-related affairs, including officer transfers and postings, as a result of a significant Supreme Court decision.
Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister, forwarded Lieutenant Governor V K Saxena a request for the appointment of Gupta for approval by the Centre.
Meanwhile, according to officials, the Centre appoints the chief secretary of Delhi because the state lacks a cadre of IAS officers of its own.
However, the AAP leaders accused Kumar of conspiring to thwart the government’s well-known power subsidy program, among other things.
A police head constable was arrested on the charges of misbehaving with a woman at district headquarters hospitals, here on Thursday.
A Delhi court on Thursday extended judicial custody of former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, arrested in the excise policy case being probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), by 19 days.
The Home Ministry on Thursday decided to give VIP security to Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge, thereby granting him Z Plus security.
The last date for payment of fee and submission of online applications fro admissions to Class VI and vacant seats in Classes VII to X in the Telangana State Model Schools has been extended upto March 2.
The Congress government headed by Chief Minister Revanth Reddy is ready to implement two more guarantees which were part of the six guarantees given during the Assembly election period in the coming five days.