The Ministry of Home Affairs has appointed Arun Kumar Gupta as the new Home Secretary of Chandigarh.
The ministry has also issued an order appointing KK Yadav as the new Commissioner of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation.With the appointment of the two officers on the key posts, the Administration has got some relief as it had been facing an acute shortage of officers for long. Both officers have been appointed for a term of three years. Gupta was at present posted as the Principal Secretary, Town and Country Planning, Haryana. The three-year term of the current Home Secretary, Anurag Aggarwal, ended on January 11, 2018. The MHA had given him an extension as the UT was facing a shortage of officers.
The Administration is yet to get officers for posts of Managing Director, CITCO, and Chairman, Chandigarh Housing Board, which have been lying vacant.