Patna: Navin Kumar, a 1975-batch IAS
officer, would be new Chief Secretary of Bihar.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar appointed Kumar as new Chief
Secretary, an official notification issued by the state
General Administration Department here said today.
Kumar, who is currently Union Drinking Water and
Sanitation Department Secretary, would replace Anup Mukherjee,
who would be retiring on September 30.
Kumar would take over the charge of Chief Secretary from
Mukherjee on September 30, official sources said.
Kumar, a post-graduate in physics was prior to his
appointment as Union Drinking Water and Sanitation Department
Secretary, was secretary in the Union Urban Development
Kumar was on central deputation since March 2010 and he
had also held the post of the state Development Commissioner.
He had earlier also headed the state Investment Planning
Board, formed by the Nitish government to attract investment
and the board was successful in mobilising proposals worth Rs
96,000 crore in just three years.