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DS Dhesi likely to be new Haryana chief secy

DS Dhesi is set to be the new chief secretary of Haryana as the centre has prematurely repatriated him from the central deputation. He is currently additional secretary in the ministry of commerce and also holding additional charge of chairman-cum-managing director (CMD) of Metals and Minerals Trading Corporation of India Ltd (MMTC).

chandigarh Updated: Dec 27, 2014 21:43 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

Deepinder Singh Dhesi of the 1982 IAS (Indian Administrative Service) batch is likely to be the new Haryana chief secretary. Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar had written to the central government to seek his repatriation and those orders are likely to be issued by Monday.

The officer is presently posted as additional secretary in the ministry of commerce and holding the additional charge of chairman and managing director (CMD) of Metals and Minerals Trading Corporation (MMTC). Dhesi will have more than four years of tenure as chief secretary before he retires in June 2019.

He has worked with former chief ministers Bansi Lal and Om Prakash Chautala as additional principal secretary. Later, he has been principal secretary, town and country planning department, in the previous Bhupinder Singh Hooda government. The Haryana-cadre officer is on central deputation since June 2010 and this five-year deputation was scheduled to end in June 2015. The term of the current chief secretary of Haryana ends this month.

“He (Dhesi) is considered an honest and a very efficient officer,” said a senior official at the Centre, who is Dhesi’s batch mate. In the ministry of commerce, Dhesi looked after monitoring and review of export strategy, administration, and establishment, besides foreign trade with African countries.

First Published: Dec 27, 2014 19:15 IST