Anup Chandra Pandey takes charge as new UP Chief Secretary
Lucknow: The newly appointed Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary Anup Chandra Pandey took charge of the office here on Saturday.
Heaping praises over the UP bureaucracy, he pointed out that he will work extensively to bring investment and new job opportunities in the state.
"Working as a team, we will mainly focus on proper implementation of government's priorities and manifesto," said Anup Kumar Pandey adding, "We will establish factories in various zones to produce more job opportunities for the youth."
He also asserted that the bureaucracy will keep the interests of the farmers in view and will ensure growth in income of the community.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Uttar Pradesh government named 1984-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer as the new Chief Secretary of the state.
Pandey was currently posted as the Industrial and Infrastructure Development Commissioner (IIDC).
Credited with the success of the UP Investors' Summit in February this year, Pandey takes over from Rajive Kumar, a 1981-batch officer, who is retiring on June 30.
The Chief Secretary-designate supersedes seven officials including Raj Pratap Singh, Deepak Singhal, Praveer Kumar, Chandra Prakash, Chanchal Tiwari and Sanjeev Saran.