Iqbal Singh Bains is Madhya Pradesh Chief Secretary
Bhopal: Iqbal Singh Bains, IAS: 1985, was on Tuesday, 24 March 2020, appointed as new Chief Secretary of Madhya Pradesh.
The appointment of Bains is the first major decision taken by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan within 24-hours of assuming office.
Bains has been part of Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s inner bureaucratic circle when he was heading the State as CM till the 2018 general election to the State Assembly.
Only a few days ago, after the previous Congress Government had been reduced to minority and there was pressure on former CM Kamal Nath to go for a floor test in the Assembly to prove his majority, in a surprise move, M Gopal Reddy was appointed as State Chief Secretary replacing SR Mohanty, barely a few days before his retirement.