Friday, Apr 10 2020 | Time 12:16 Hrs(IST)
  • India's SAARC commitment at an advanced stage of implementation
  • COVID-19: cases jump 6000 mark, 199 deaths, 503 recovered so far
  • Special Telangana Cabinet meeting tomorrow
  • Tripura invokes ESMA to manage Covid-19 situation better
  • COVID-19 : Death of 5 cats evokes scare among health authorities, awaits viscera test results
  • Another man tests positive for Coronavirus in Bokaro, total 14 in Jharkhand
  • Two more test positive for COVID-19 in Pondy
  • Covid-19 positive cases touch 48 in Odisha: 4000 kits airlifted from Mumbai
  • COVID-19: US death toll rises to 16,672
  • Corona positive cases reach 60 in Bihar
  • Kejriwal greets people on Good Friday
  • OPEC+ adopts declaration of cooperation on 3-stage reduction of oil production: Baku
  • Assam reports first COVID-19 death
  • Saudi Arabia says new OPEC+ deal impossible without Mexico – Source
  • Coronavirus cases reach 143,626 in Italy, pressure on hospitals decrease

Anup Chandra Pandey takes charge as new Chief Secretary of UP

Anup  Chandra Pandey takes charge as new Chief Secretary of UP

Lucknow, June 30 (UNI) Additional Chief Secretary and Industrial Development Commissioner (IDC) Anup Chandra Pandey on Saturday took over as the new Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh.

Admitting the challenge of taking the state on the path of development, the new CS, after assuming the office, told reporters here that the state was already moved ahead in attracting huge investment for industrial development.

"We have a plan and strategy to make Uttar Pradesh one of the developed states in the country. Though resources are the main hurdle in the plan, but there is a strategy to overcome the shortages," said Mr Pandey.

He said the government was committed to give more facilities to the farmers, youth and poor, while bureaucracy will work as a team to serve the state.

The 1984 batch officer, who will retire in August, 2019, succeeds Rajiv Kumar, who attained superannuation on Saturday.

Formal orders for Pandey's appointment as Chief Secretary were issued on Wednesday last, but it came into effect from on Saturday.

However, Mr Pandey has superseded 14 senior IAS officers of the state UP cadre, in which several are still posted in the secretariat and could be working under a junior officer.

There were over a dozen IAS officers, who were in the race for the coveted post, but Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was keen on Mr Pandey's appointment.

Mr Pandey has spent a long time in UP, working on various levels and has a clean image and impeccable record.

He was the Director of Information department during the regime of Kalyan Singh in 1999 and later served as Private Secretary to Uma Bharti, who was Union Minister in Atal Bihari Vajpayee government.

Pandey is credited for successful implementation of three flagship programmes of the Yogi government.

First, he was instrumental in implementation of farm loan waiver scheme as Principal Secretary, Finance. Loan waiver was a major poll plank of BJP in 2017 Assembly elections.

It was an uphill task for the state government to mobilise resources for meeting additional expenditure of Rs 32,000, to finance the Bill of loan waiver.

Another feather in the cap for Mr Pandey was the successful organisation of the two-day 'UP Investors Summit’ in Lucknow on February 21-22, where MoUs for fresh investment worth Rs 4.28 lakh crore were signed.

One district, one product (ODOP) was another flagship programme of the Yogi government, which sought to promote one product in each district under MSME sector.

Given his service record and proximity to the Prime Minister's Office, outgoing Chief Secretary Rajiv Kumar was likely to be picked up by the UP government as a chairperson of state RERA.

UNI MB RJ 1715

More News

109 UTPs in Nagaland released on parole

10 Apr 2020 | 12:05 PM

Kohima, Apr 10 (UNI) A total of 109 Under Trial Prisoners (UTPs) in Nagaland have been released for interim period on parole, as per the direction of the Supreme Court to decongest the prisons in the wake of Corona Virus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

see more..
Commissioner, DIG camps in Siwan, Panjwar completely locked down

Commissioner, DIG camps in Siwan, Panjwar completely locked down

10 Apr 2020 | 12:05 PM

Patna, Apr 11 (UNI) In view of the rising graph of Corona positive cases in Siwan, the Divisional Commissioner and Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Saran rushed to the area this morning to enforce complete lockdown in Panjwar of Raghunathpur block, the highly affected zone in the district.

see more..

Special Telangana Cabinet meeting tomorrow

10 Apr 2020 | 12:02 PM

Hyderabad, Apr 10 (UNI) A Special Telangana Cabinet meeting will be held here on Saturday.

see more..

Tripura govt prevents officials below Secretary level to interact with media

10 Apr 2020 | 12:02 PM

Agartala, Apr 10 (UNI) Tripura government in a surprise move last night has prohibited media interaction by the government officials except for the secretary in-charge of the different departments besides, chief secretary, director general of police, principal chief conservator of forest and district magistrates.

see more..
COVID-19 : Death of 5 cats evokes scare among health authorities, awaits viscera test results

COVID-19 : Death of 5 cats evokes scare among health authorities, awaits viscera test results

10 Apr 2020 | 12:01 PM

Kasaragod, Apr 10 (UNI) The death of five cats in the general hospital-turned-Covid-19 isolation centre here recently has evoked a little bit of scare among the health authorities who are eagerly awaiting the viscera test results of the dead animals.

see more..