Depinder Singh Dhesi currently additional secretary in the ministry of commerce with additional charge of chairman-cum-managing director of Metals and Minerals Trading Corporation of India (MMTC), is set to be the new Chief Secretary of Haryana.
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar had written to the central government to seek his repatriation and those orders are likely to be issued by Monday.
D S Dhesi is a 1982 batch IAS of Haryana cadre. He has worked with former chief ministers Bansi Lal and Om Prakash Chautala as additional principal secretary. Later, he has been principal secretary, town and country planning department, in Bhupinder Singh Hooda government. He also held the portfolio of Directorate General of Supplies and Disposals (DGS&D). He is on central deputation since June 2010 and this five-year deputation was scheduled to end in June 2015.
Dhesi is considered as an honest, a very efficient and non nonsense officer within the bureaucratic circle, has looked after monitoring and review of export strategy, administration, and establishment, besides foreign trade with African countries.
The term of the current chief secretary of Haryana ends this month.