Sinha will take charge from February 1, officials said.
He will replace AK Joti who will retire next Thursday.
At present, Sinha is additional chief secretary in the Gujarat government's finance department.
Earlier, he served as principal secretary in the home department as well as the labour and employment department.
Ahmedabad: Varesh Sinha, a 1977 batch IAS officer, was on Monday appointed as the Chief Secretary of Gujarat.
First Published: Monday, January 28, 2013, 21:33