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Praveen K Tripathi is New Delhi Chief Secretary

Praveen K Tripathi, a 1977- batch IAS officer and Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit`s principal secretary since 2006, was appointed as the new Chief Secretary of Delhi.



New Delhi: Praveen K Tripathi, a 1977-
batch IAS officer and Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit`s
principal secretary since 2006, was on Saturday appointed as the new
Chief Secretary of Delhi.

58-year-old Tripathi, who belongs to the UT cadre,
succeeds Rakesh Mehta who was appointed as state election
commissioner on Thursday.

Top sources in Delhi Government said Tripathi will
take charge on Monday.

Tripathy also served the Delhi Jal Board as CEO,
besides being the Commissioner of Sales Tax in Delhi
Government.

Prior to his appointment as principal secretary to
Dikshit, he had served Information and Broadcasting Ministry
as Joint Secretary.

Tripathi is currently holding additional charge of
Finance Secretary.

A bureaucratic reshuffle involving several other top
officials of Delhi Government is also on the cards in the
next few days, the sources said.

The appointment of Mehta, a 1975-batch IAS officer of
UT cadre, as the state Election Commissioner came just a year
before the elections to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi.

PTI

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