It is reliably learnt that Arun Kumar Mehta (IAS:1988:J&K) may shortly be appointed for the post of Joint Secretary, Department of Environment of Forest and Climate Change. Reportedly, the CSB which took place on December 31, has taken up his name for the job. In case he makes it as JS, MOEF&CC he would replace Maninder Singh (IAS:1989:AM) who repatriated to his cadre state in November last year.
Currently Mehta is serving in the state as Commissioner Secretary, PDD. Prior to his repatriation in decmber 2012 Mehta was CVO, Dedicated Freight Corridor Corpn of India Ltd (Ministry of Railways) between April 2011 and December 2012.