The Delhi government got its new chief secretary on Monday. A 1977-batch AGMU cadre Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officer Praveen Kumar Tripathi replaced Rakesh Mehta.
Tripathi was principal secretary to chief minister Sheila Dikshit and was also holding the additional charge of Delhi's finance secretary for past couple of months. After taking the charge of the new office, Tripathi said "good governance" and "proper implementation of policies" will be his top priority as chief secretary.
"The government's job is to make policies and our responsibility is to implement them efficiently," Tripathi said. adding,
"Ensuring good governance and better service delivery to will be my priorities besides a lot of administrative reforms."
Tripathi also said the initiatives, including the ones taken on energy and environment front, taken by his predecessor will continue. "We will continue all the schemes initiated by Mehta who is a great innovator. I will just focus on implementing the vision for the city which has already been set by the government," he said.
Talking about Shunglu panel findings, Tripathi said the report failed to understand the difficulties faced by the government in implementing CWG projects.
While MM Kutty, additional secretary in the Central government, has replaced Tripathi as principal secretary to chief minister, divisional commissioner DM Spolia is tipped to be new finance secretary.