Deepak Singhal appointed as the Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh
Posted on: 08 Jul 2016 09:21:54
08 July 2016 Current Affairs: 1982 batch IAS officer Deepak Singhal was appointed as the Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh on 6 July 2016 . Singhal succeeds 1978 batch officer Alok Ranjan, who retired on 30 June 2016 after a three-month extension of service.
He will also hold additional charge of Principal Resident Commissioner of UP in New Delhi, and chairman of the Pradeshiya Industrial & Investment Corporation of UP (PICUP).
Deepak Singhal : Before this appointment, he was serving as the Principal Secretary to Department of Irrigation under Shivpal Yadav. He was overseeing the Gomti Riverfront project in Lucknow and strengthening and fortifying UP's canal networks, the river rejuvenation programme.
He had been heading the irrigation department since the beginning of the present SP regime. Singhal started his career as assistant magistrate of Mathura in the undivided UP in 1983. Since then he has held key posts in Departments like Electricity and commercial tax. He has also served as the commissioner of Meerut, Agra and Bareilly. Singhal was on Central deputation between 2006 and 2011.
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