With the President’s rule imposed in Jharkhand,Governor Syed Ahmad is in search of an upright Principal Secretary in place of Aditya Swaroop.

After he sought Swaroop’s replacement,the Arjun Munda government had prepared a panel of three IAS officers and asked him to select one of them as his successor.They were:Human Resource Development Principal Secretary BK Tripathi,Labour Department Principal Secretary Vishnu Kumar and Excise Secretary Satyendra Singh.

But Ahmad is learnt to have rejected them.The buzz is that the Congress led regime in Delhi is keen to streamline the state administration in its bid to provide an effective governance in Jharkhand.

Toward the same end,Ahmad may prefer to have the Water Resources Department’s Principal Secretary Santosh Kumar Satapathy.

There is also report that the Unique Identification Authority of India’s Director General Ram Sevak Sharma may succeed SK Choudhary after he retires on January 31 as Chief Secretary


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