Srinagar: Soon after the Government of India approved his inter-cadre deputation to Jammu and Kashmir union territory for a period of one year, Nitishwar Kumar, a 1996 Batch IAS officer from Uttar Pradesh, has been appointed as new Principal Secretary to Lieutenant Governor in Jammu and Kashmir.
An official notification in this regard reads 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.”
“Nitishwar Kumar, IAS (UP:1996), is posted as Principal Secretary to Lieutenant Governor”, the notification adds.
Kumar, an IAS officer of 1996 batch, has worked as private secretary to LG Manoj Sinha when he was Union Minister in BJP-led central government.
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