Lieutenant Governer-led administration has appointed Nitishwar Kumar, a 1996 Batch IAS officer from Uttar Pradesh, as new Principal Secretary to Lieutenant Governer in Jammu and Kashmir.
An official notification in this regard, reported a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS), read that “Consequent upon the inter-cadre deputation of Nitishwar Kumar, IAS (UP:1996) from Uttar Pradesh to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and in the interest of administration, the following transfers and postings are hereby ordered with immediate effect: Bipul Pathak, IAS (JK: 1992), Principal Secretary’ to the Lieutenant Governor, holding additional charge of Administrative Secretary’, Science & Technology, Information Technology Departments, CEO, JaKeGA and CEO, JAKEDA, is transferred and posted as Principal Secretary to the Government, Information Technology Department. He shall continue to hold the charge of Principal Secretary to the Government, Science and Technology Department, CEO, JaKeGA and CEO, JAKEDA, in addition to his own duties, till further orders (sic.)”.
“Nitishwar Kumar, IAS (UP:1996), is posted as Principal Secretary to Lieutenant Governor,” the notification reads further.
Meanwhile, a copy of the notification has been sent to all relevant authorities. (GNS)