Lucknow. Just a week before the announcement of the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Durga Shankar Mishra has been appointed as the new Chief Secretary, making a big reshuffle in the state’s bureaucracy. He is currently posted as Secretary in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs on deputation at the Center and was looking after the work of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream project Central Vista. He is also the Chairman of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.
Shri Mishra, the current Chief Secretary, R. Of. Tiwari’s place. It is believed that RK Tiwari will go to Delhi on central deputation. Mr. Mishra will assume charge in Lucknow on Thursday. Durga Shankar Mishra, a 1984 batch IAS officer, was due to retire on December 31. Durgashankar, a resident of Mau district, has studied engineering from IIT Kanpur. He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Policy and a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management from the International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague.
The Central Government has given one year extension to the proposed Chief Secretary of UP, Durga Shankar Mishra. This is considered to be the biggest post of the state bureaucracy. DoPT has issued an order in this regard. His appointment is becoming very important in view of the elections to be held in February-March in UP. IAS officer Durga Shankar Mishra has been posted in various posts in the Government of India. Earlier, at the time of posting in Uttar Pradesh, he has been posted in Appointment and Personnel, Tax and Registration, Health and Family Welfare. He has also been the District Magistrate of many districts including Agra and Sonbhadra.
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Assembly elections are due in Uttar Pradesh next year. The Election Commission can announce it in a week or two. In such a situation, this important reshuffle in the bureaucracy is being linked to the assembly elections. It is believed that the Chief Minister and the rest of the BJP leaders are the current Chief Secretary R. Of. Was not happy with Tiwari’s working method. It is understood that Durga Shankar Mishra is being sent back to UP from the Center on the request of the UP government. After the replacement of the Chief Secretary, it is now believed that DMs and other officers can be transferred in all the districts as soon as the new Chief Secretary takes charge.