KK Sharma has been appointed as the Delhi Chief Secretary. Sharma, a 1983-batch IAS officer, joined as the Goa Chief Secretary on January 1, 2015 and had barely completed two months in his present posting.
He was last posted in Delhi as the Principal Secretary (PWD) from 2009 to 2011 and he will supersede five officers of his cadre.
The approval of the Home Minister came after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal rejected a panel of three officers recommended by the Home Ministry.
Kejriwal’s first choice for Chief Secretary’s post, R S Negi, was rejected by the Home Ministry on the ground that he was not senior enough to hold the post and not in the higher pay scale of Rs 80,