Rajiv Kumar likely to be the new UP chief secretary by Thursday
Lucknow: The 1981-batch Uttar Pradesh IAS Rajiv Kumar is likely to take charge as the new Chief Secretary of the state replacing Rahul Bhatnagar on Thursday.
Rajiv Kumar has given his joining in the state government on Wednesday, putting at rest all the speculations about his joining. The name of Rajiv Kumar, an officer of clean and efficient image, had been doing rounds ever since the Yogi government came into being in the state.
He was Secretary in Shipping ministry, Government of India, prior to this development.
The 1983-batch IAS Rahul Bhatnagar , as Chief Secretary of UP, had been among the controversies prominent being his alleged role in Rs 1513cr scam in the Gomti Riverfront Development project in the state capital.