Dr Smita Chugh (IAS:1980:JH), currently serving with the central government, is expected to repatriate to her parent state cadre Jharkhand on April 11. She has been serving as Member Secretary, Tariff Commission (under DIPP) since April 11, 2012.
Power corridors are abuzz that she may find herself in the race of CS in view of her seniority and focused approach towards work.
Indianmandarins has learnt that Rajiv Gauba (IAS:1982:JH), incumbent Chief Secretary, is keenly waiting his turn for appointment as Secretary (GoI). This may have triggered the hectic lobbying for the top CS job in Jharkhand.