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Dev is new Chief Secretary of Delhi

By IndianMandarins- 23 Nov 2018


This may not be a heartening news for Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as he would have to work with a man who rarely gels well with the 'street-smart' political masters.

NaMo administration has picked Vijay Dev (IAS:1987:UT) as the new Chief Secretary of Delhi; a post which fell vacant last week following the appointment of Anshu Prakash (IAS:1986:UT) as Additional Secretary, Department of Telecommunications. Presently, Dev is Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Delhi.


Previously, two names did rounds for the coveted job namely; Naresh Kumar (IAS:1987:UT) and Manoj Kumar Parida (IAS:1986:UT) but, Vijay Dev's name was, on Friday, cleared by the NaMo administration.


Dev was holding the charge of Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Delhi since July this year. He has served as CEO Delhi between 2012 and 2014 as well. He will take over as the Chief Secretary once the Election Commission relieves him. He has also served as the UT adviser in Chandigarh for around 15 months in 2015-2016. Later, he came back to Delhi as the DG in the Ministry of Skill Development.

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