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Bihar-born Pankaj Kumar appointed as new chief secretary of Gujarat

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Kumar is currently serving as the Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) of the state Home department, and before that he had spent a significant time as the ACS of the Revenue department.

AHMEDABAD: Odisha-born senior IAS officer Pankaj Kumar has been appointed as the new Chief Secretary to the Gujarat government, an official from the state General Administration department said on Friday.

A 1986-batch IAS officer, Kumar (59) will replace Anil Mukim, who is retiring from service on August 31, and will take charge on the same day, a release issued by the department stated.

Kumar is currently serving as the Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) of the state Home department, and before that he had spent a significant time as the ACS of the Revenue department.

During Kumar's tenure in the revenue department, several pro-people and transparent initiatives such as the online Non-Agricultural (NA) certification system and online land premium payment system had been introduced.

Source: Press Trust of India 

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