As Indianmandarins had reported early morning today (29 November 2016) Dr M M Kutty (IAS:1985:UT) appointed new Chief Secretary to the Government of Delhi. Currently he serves at Centre as Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Environment & Forest.
Known to be a tough and no nonsense officer has held several important positions both in government of India and govt of Delhi. He is known to have taken on a few CMs in the past and proved them wrong and is both authoritarian and correct. He supercedes several officers of 1980, 1983, 1984 batches to get the coveted post.
The post of CS fell vacant following the appointment of Kewal Kumar Sharma (IAS:1983:UT) as OSD (as Vinaysheel Oberoi’s successor) in the Department of Higher Education (Union HRD Ministry).
It is highly likely that he will follow the rule book scrupulously and won’t listen to bullying by Arvind Kejriwal. There are bound to be new clashes in Delhi government.