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Lok Sabha: UK Singh appointed as Secretary General, Mrs Srivastava as Honorary Officer

By IndianMandarins- 30 Nov 2020
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New Delhi (30.11.2020): Utpal Kumar Singh (Retd IAS:1986:UD) will be the new Secretary-General, Lok Sabha and Lok Sabha Secretariat on a contract basis in the rank and status of Cabinet Secretary for a period of one year beginning 01 December 2020.

He will continue as SG of the Lower House of the Parliament till 30 November 2021 or until further orders, whichever is earlier. Currently, Singh is working as Secretary, Lok Sabha Secretariat. Prior to this, he was Chief Secretary, Govt of Uttarakhand.

UK Singh replaces Mrs Snehlata Shrivastava (Retd IAS:1982:MP) whose extended term as Secretary-General, Lok Sabha, and Lok Sabha Secretariat ends today. Her term of the contract as SG was extended on 28.11.2019 for a period ending 30.11.2020.

Further, Snehlata Srivastava was appointed an Honorary Officer of the House (Lok Sabha) with effect from 01 December 2020. It may be underlined that as per the rule and convention Secretary-General is designated as Honorary Officer of the House (Lok Sabha) after completion of their term.

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