Kumar new Uttarakhand Chief Secretary

Subhash Kumar, an IAS officer of 1977 batch, today took over as new Chief Secretary of the hill state of Uttarakhand.

Last Updated: Sep 13, 2010, 18:36 PM IST

Dehra Dun: Subhash Kumar, an IAS officer of
1977 batch, today took over as new Chief Secretary of the hill
state of Uttarakhand.

Fiftysix-year-old Kumar succeeded N S Napalchyal who
took voluntary retirement one-and-a-half-month before expiry
of his extended tenure on October 31 this year.

Kumar, till recently Additional Chief Secretary, is the
8th Chief Secretary of the state.

Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank last night took
the decision to appoint Kumar as Chief Secretary, officials
said.

After taking over as Chief Secretary, Kumar said his top
priority was to achieve targets fixed by his predecessors.

He said he would strive hard to strengthen the disaster
management network in view of widespread rains across the
state this season.

Napalchyal has been nominated as Principal Advisor to
the state Planning Commission. He is also being tipped as next
Uttarakhand Chief Information Commissioner.

PTI