‘Indianmandarins’ reliably learns that Rakesh Sharma (IAS:1981:UD) has emerged as the first choice of Uttarakhand Chief Minister for the coveted position of Chief Secretary, Government of Uttarakhand. N Ravi Shankar (IAS:1980:UD), the incumbent Chief Secretary, is scheduled to superannuate on July 31.
If some tiop sources are to be believed in case Rakesh Sharma fails to get the slot it would be none-other than Shatrughna Singh (IAS:1981:UD) to capture the imagination of Uttarakhand CM for the coveted post of CS. Currently he is serving at centre as Additional Secretary (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce.
Insiders say that S Raju (IAS:1983:UD) is also in the race who is serving in the state and scheduled for retirement on March 31, 2016.
Since CM Harish Rawat has not opened his cards as yet so permutations and combinations are looming large among bureaucrats and media.