Senior IAS officer Paban Kumar Borthakur (IAS:1989:AM) on Thursday took charge as the new Chief Secretary of Assam. He replaced Jishnu Barua (IAS:1988:AM), who retired from service on August 31.
Borthakur was serving as the Additional Chief Secretary to the state government in the transformation and development, cultural affairs and tourism departments.
He is also the Chairman of the Assam Administrative Tribunal.
Barua will continue as the Chairman of the Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL) for a period of two years or till further orders.