HP : RD Dhiman replaces Ram Subhag as Chief Secretary


The Himachal Pradesh government on Thursday (14.08.2022) appointed RD Dhiman (IAS:1988:HP) as the new Chief Secretary of the state. He replaces incumbent Ram Subhag Singh (IAS:1987:HP). Before this assignment, Dhiman served as Additional Chief Secretary, Power, and Industry.

Speculation about Subhag being removed had been going on for some time, which received credence when he applied on July 11 for the chief information commissioner (CIC) post.

The tenure of Dhiman as chief secretary will coincide with the Jai Ram government since he is scheduled to retire in December. Dhiman too had applied for the post of CIC but with the recent sudden developments, he got elevated to the top post.

Subhag had been appointed chief secretary in a sudden development on August 5, 2021, while the assembly’s monsoon session was on. He replaced Anil Khachi (IAS:1986:HP), who was appointed state election commissioner, two years before his retirement.

Ram Subagh Singh (IAS: 1987: HP) has now been given the charge of Principal Adviser (Administrative Reforms), while Nisha Singh (IAS: 1987: HP) has been appointed as the Principal Adviser (Training) and Sanjay Gupta (IAS: 1987: HP) has been appointed as the Principal Adviser (Redressal of Public Grievances).

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