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IAS officer Durga Shankar Mishra to be appointed as UP’s next Chief Secretary

By Saima Siddiqui 
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New Delhi: Just month ahead of state assembly elections, Housing and Urban Affairs Secretary Durga Shankar Mishra has been repatriated to the state cadre and will now be appointed as the next chief secretary of Uttar Pradesh government, according to an official order issued by the Centre on December 29.

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Senior bureaucrat Mr Mishra is a 1984-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the Uttar Pradesh cadre.

Mishra, 60, assumed charge as secretary of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs since June 2017. He was also the Chairman of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation and the President of the IAS Association.

Mishra would take charge as the UP chief secretary days before the state is expected to go to polls. The assembly elections across 403 seats of Uttar Pradesh are likely to be held early next year.

The Chief Secretary is the top executive officer of a state and acts as the principal advisor to the state government on all matters of administration. 

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“The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved repatriation of Shri Durga Shankar Mishra, lAS (UP: 1984) to his cadre for his proposed appointment as Chief Secretary, Uttar Pradesh by the State Government of Uttar Pradesh,” the order regarding the move read.

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