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New Jharkhand Chief Secretary symbolises the Steel frame of bureaucracy

Dipankar Panda

The Jharkhand Government has demonstrated it’s will to establish good governance by appointing Sukhdeo Singh (IAS: 1987) as Chief Secretary of Jharkhand.

An officer of unimpeachable integrity, dignified bearing and remarkable uprightness, Singh personifies the old school of IAS and ICS when this service used to be the “steel frame” of administration. He belongs to an altogether different genre of bureaucrats that unfortunately is slowly and gradually becoming extinct. He has been a role model for many of us. We learnt a lot from him and the present generation of administrators are lucky to have him as their Chief Secretary.

By making him the Chief Secretary, the present ruling dispensation in Jharkhand has made it clear that it means business and hanky-panky administration will not be tolerated. Jharkhand is definitely on the move. Great for the state.


The author, Dipankar Panda, is a JNU alumnus and has served the State of Jharkhand as a popular bureaucrat.

Iqbal Singh Bains is Madhya Pradesh Chief Secretary

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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.

Gopal Reddy appointed OSD in Chief Secretary’s office; way cleared for his appointment as next CS

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Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Government has appointed M. Gopal Reddy, Vice-Chairman Narmada Valley Development Authority and Additional Chief Secretary Water Resources as Officer on Special Duty in Chief Secretary’s Office.

Reddy’s appointment as OSD in the Chief Secretary’s office is prparatory to his appointment as Chief Secretary on the retirement of present Chief Secretary SR Mohanty later this month.

Reddy will continue to perform the work of Vice Chairman Narmada Valley Development Authority, Additional Chief Secretary Water Resources and Narmada Valley Development as well as Managing Director Narmada Basin Project Company Limited and Officer on Special Duty-cum-Member (Rehabilitation) Narmada Valley Development.