‘Indianmandarins’ reliably learns that Rakesh Sharma (IAS:1981:UD) may shortly be appointed as new Chief Secretary, Govt of Uttarakhand. Reportedly, he continues to remain as the first choice of Uttarakhand CM when the appointment process of CS is in the concluding statge. 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 it is none other than Shatrughna Singh (IAS:1981:UD) who may emerge as the dark horse but chances are bleak at this point of time. Currently he is serving at centre as Additional Secretary (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce.