Updated: December 30, 2021 4:24:51 am
TWO DAYS before he was due to retire, the Centre on Wednesday approved repatriation of Durga Shankar Mishra, a 1984-batch Uttar Pradesh cadre IAS officer, to his parent cadre for “proposed appointment” as UP Chief Secretary. Mishra, presently Affairs, was set to retire on December 31.
According to an order issued by the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved repatriation of Mishra. Senior bureaucrat Manoj Joshi, a 1989-batch Kerala cadre IAS officer, is set to take charge as Secretary, Housing and Urban Affairs, PTI reported, quoting an official.
At present, Rajendra Kumar Tiwari, a 1985 batch IAS officer, is the Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh. Tiwari is due to retire in February 2023.
The Personnel Ministry had in an order on Monday named Manoj Joshi as the new Housing and Urban Affairs Secretary in place of Mishra. Joshi, a 1989 batch Kerala cadre IAS officer, has been appointed as Officer on Special Duty in the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs.
The officer will take over as Secretary, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs upon superannuation of Durga Shanker Mishra, on December 31, the order said.
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