Indianmandarins has learnt that Sarvesh Kaushal (IAS:1982:PB), Chief Secretary to the Govt of Punjab, may soon proceed on a long leave setting the stage for his replacement. This follows a reported decision of the Punjab chief minister to effect changes in the administration in view of the forthcoming assembly election. If some well placed political sources are to be believed Punjab CM gave his consent to the second-in-command to go for a change.
Earlier, there was a possibility that Kaushal would move to the centre. Somehow, he was not empaneled for a secretary-rank job. Hence the state government is said to have been constrained to advise him to go on leave till it works out a suitable arrangement.