Source www.hindustantimes.com The administration had requested a three-month extension to their term in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, the administration is still awaiting the Centre’s decision on the extension requested for the home secretary and municipal commissioner, confirmed UT adviser Manoj Parida. The post is reserved for a Punjab-cadre IAS officer, and is the third important in the UT administration, after the adviser and home secretary. In addition to the finance department, some other important departments under the officer are engineering, urban planning and estate.
The three-year deputation of Arun Kumar Gupta, a Haryana-cadre IAS officer of 1992 batch, and MC chief KK Yadav, a Punjab-cadre IAS officer of 2003 batch, ends this month. Ahead of that, the Punjab government had forwarded a panel of three names to the Chandigarh administration. The latter sent it to the Union home ministry in June last year, with Zade as the first choice. The other two officers were Kumar Rahul (2000 batch) and Arun Sekhri (2014 batch).
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