Rajive Kumar,a 1981-batch IAS officer who was sent back to his cadre state – Uttar Pradesh – before completion of his tenure as Union Shipping Secretary, took over as the new chief secretary of the Uttar Pradesh. Kumar took over from Rahul Bhatnagar, who was shifted to Greater Noida as chairman, with additional charge of investment commissioner of Uttar Pradesh, in New Delhi.The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) had last week approved Kumar’s premature repatriation to his cadre.In his previous stint in Uttar Pradesh, Kumar was a principal secretary holding important posts.

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