Jaipur: The Rajasthan government on Monday appointed D B Gupta as the chief secretary of the state.The 1983-batch officer has replaced N C Goyal who headed the state bureaucracy for just four months, the shortest tenure of a chief secretary in the state.
The government had sought permission from the central government to extend the tenure of current chief secretary N C Goyal for three months, but it didn’t receive the nod. Gupta was additional chief secretary (ACS), finance.
In the seniority list, there were two other IAS officers – Subhash Chandra Garg and Ashok Singhavi. While Garg is currently posted in Delhi, Singhavi’s name had come up in a mining corruption case. For this reason, D B Gupta was the front runner for the top post in the state bureaucracy.
D B Gupta has worked in the state bureaucracy in various capacities. He had been ACS, infrastructure and PWD and principal secretary, PWD, UDH, Agriculture, Planning, Devasthan and Urban Governance. He has also been JDA commissioner. He will retire in 2020.