N Ravi Shankar, a 1980-batch IAS officer who returned from the central deputation, has been appointed as the new Chief Secretary of Uttarakhand. Ravi Shankar replaced Subhas Kumar who had sought voluntary retirement. Kumar’s extended tenure as Chief Secretary was to end on October 31.
Ravi Shankar occupied several key positions in Uttarakhand before being sent on deputation to New Delhi in 2007 from where he returned recently. Earlier, on the sidelines of a programme, Chief Minister Harish Rawat announced that he had cleared N Ravi Shankar’s name as the Chief Secretary and accepted Kumar’s request for voluntary retirement. Kumar is being appointed as Chairman of the Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission.