The retirement of IAS officers has caused a shortage of Additional Chief Secretary and Principal Secretary rank officers in Uttar Pradesh. As a result, three IAS officers posted on central deputation may return to Uttar Pradesh. A decision in this regard is expected soon.
These three officers are Leena Johri (IAS:1994:UP), Ashish Goyal (IAS:1995:UP) and Bhuvnesh Kumar (IAS:1995:UP). Leena Johri is currently serving as Additional Secretary and Financial Advisor in the Ministry of Rural Development. Ashish Goyal is posted as Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Rural Development and Bhuvnesh Kumar is posted as Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Information Technology. Leena Johri went on central deputation in September 2018, Ashish Goyal in March 2020 and Bhuvnesh Kumar in June 2021.
In the meantime, a number of IAS officers from UP are retiring. IAS officers Dimple Verma (IAS:1989:UP) and Rajan Shukla(IAS:1988:UP) are set to retire in September and November this year respectively. In 2023, many senior IAS officers will hang up their boots. UPSRTC Chairman Rajendra Tiwari (IAS:1985:UP) is superannuating in February 2023. IIDC ACS Arvind Kumar (IAS:1988:UP) and Secondary Education ACS Aradhana Shukla (IAS:1989:UP) will also retire in February 2023. ACS Sports Navneet Sehgal (IAS:1988:UP) will retire in July 2023 and Revenue Council Chairman Sanjiv Mittal (IAS:1987:UP) will retire in August 2023.
There are about 22 Additional Chief Secretary and Principal Secretary rank officers on central deputation in Delhi from Uttar Pradesh