Javed Usmani takes over as new UP Chief Secretary
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Last Updated: Friday, March 23, 2012, 17:05
Lucknow: Senior IAS officer of 1978 batch Javed Usmani on Friday took over as the new Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh.

Usmani who was Secretary, Union Planning Commission, took charge from Anup Misra, his batch mate who has now been sent to transport corporation as chairman, official sources said.

The officer had emerged as the front runner to occupy the coveted post soon after Samajwadi Party government took over after the recent Assembly elections.

He had earlier served as Principal Secretary with Mulayam Singh Yadav during his third tenure between 2003-07 and was posted in the Prime Minister's Office before moving to a World Bank assignment in Washington. He was shifted as Secretary of the Planning Commission of India barely a couple of days back.

Speaking on the occasion, Usmani said that emphasis would be on proper implementation of centrally-aided schemes as well as education and health schemes of the state government besides maintaining peace and order in the state so that all-round development can be ensured.


First Published: Friday, March 23, 2012, 17:05

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