Jairam Ramesh,Union Rural Development Minister
With an aim to streamline the state administration,the Jharkhand government headed by Governor Syed Ahmad has recalled the services of Ram Sevak Sharma and decided to appoint him as the new Chief Secretary.
Behind Ahmad’s move was Union Rural Development Minister Jai Ram Ramesh.Since he knew Sharma personally,Ramesh felt the UIDAI DG who had vast administrative experience,vision and expertise,was needed in Jharkhand where administrative anarchy and corruption prevailed for long.
Even former chief minister Arjun Munda had shown his willingness to appoint Sharma as the CS.
Sharma,who was on deputation in New Delhi as Director General of Unique Identification Authority of India,is likely to take charge as CS on April 1,a day after the three month extension granted to the CS Sushil Kumar Choudhary ends on March 31.