BK Aggarwal is the new Chief Secretary of Himachal Pradesh

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The 1985-batch Himchal Pradesh cadre officer primarily hails from Fatehgarh from Farrukhabad district in Uttar Pradesh.

The Hush Post: Senior IAS officer Brij Kumar Aggarwal has been appointed as the new Chief Secretary of Himachal Pradesh. A notification in this regard was issued on Sunday. Aggarwal replaces Vineet Chowdhary who retired from the post on Saturday.

The 1985-batch Himchal Pradesh cadre officer primarily hails from Fatehgarh from Farrukhabad district in Uttar Pradesh.

The government was in a fix over the new chief secretary even as it couldn’t finalise the name until Saturday when Vineet Chowdhary retired. However, the decision was finally taken early Sunday morning.

Before being appointed as the CS, BK Aggarwal was holding the charge of Additional Chief Secretary Home and Vigilance. Besides he also held the posts of Additional Chief Secretary Health and Family Welfare, Financial Commissioner (Appeals) and Principal Resident Commissioner, Himachal Bhawan, New Delhi.

Considered to be a close confindante` of Chief Minister Jairam Thakur, Aggarwal was called back from central deputation after the former assumed office in December last year.  Aggarwal is scheduled to superannuate on June 30, 2021.

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