S K Srivastava is new chief secretary of Delhi

In a major reshuffle of top-level bureaucratic ranks in the Delhi government, the Home Ministry has cleared the appointment of S K Srivastava as the new Chief Secretary of Delhi. Srivastava will take over charge from D M Spolia on Thursday.

A 1980 batch IAS officer of AGMU cadre, Srivastava was posted as additional secretary and financial adviser with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. He has also served as the Goa chief secretary and as the vice-chairman of Delhi Development Authority.

Spolia will be posted as the Financial Commissioner, the highest quasi-judicial post within the Delhi government.

This is the second major reshuffle of bureaucrats after the Aam Aadmi Party government assumed power.

Arun Goyal (1985-batch IAS), who was posted as principal secretary (urban development) in the last reshuffle on December 17, will replace S S Yadav as principal secretary-cum-commissioner (food and supplies).

Goyal will also take charge of CMD Delhi State Civil Supplies Corporation Ltd from Yadav, who has been posted as secretary (urban development).

Goyal also was posted as the Minister (economic and commercial) at the Indian Embassy in Tokyo since 2010. He has also been the chairman and managing director of Delhi Transco Ltd from June 2004 March 2006, where he was head of transmission utility for Delhi. He was also the special secretary (power) in the Delhi government after which he was was appointed the Director of the financial intelligence unit from March 2006 October 2010.

Yadav is a 1995-batch IAS officer, who was entrusted with the implementation of the UPA government's flagship food security scheme when the Congress government was in power in Delhi.

He has been relieved of his additional charges of secretary (administrative reforms) and secretary (art, culture and language). Both the charges will be held by Arun Baroka, secretary in the Public Works Department.

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