Gangaram Aloria (IAS:1981:GJ) took over from D J Pandian (IAS:1981:GJ) today as new Chief Secretary of Gujarat. Prior to this he served as Additional Chief Secretary, Urban Development Department and held the additional charge of ACS, Home. In addition; Aloria has been the President of Gujarat IAS Association since November 18, 2014.
Aloria had earlier served as MD of Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited and had proved his mettle in acquisition of land for canal network.
Pandian had taken over from Varesh Sinha on October, 2014 and handed over the baton to Aloria on May 30. There were speculations that Pandian would get an extension.