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Manoj Kumar Singh appointed as the UP chief secretary

Manoj Kumar Singh, a 1988-batch IAS officer has been appointed as the chief secretary of Uttar Pradesh replacing Durga Shankar Mishra

Manoj Kumar Singh, a 1988-batch IAS officer took over as the chief secretary of Uttar Pradesh replacing Durga Shankar Mishra, who had been in this post since December 2021. Mishra assumed post two days before his scheduled retirement on December 31, 2021. Since then he had been on extension. 

Manoj Kumar Singh has been holding the charge of the agriculture production commissioner, infrastructure and industrial development commissioner and the additional chief secretary of the Panchayati Raj department of Uttar Pradesh prior to attaining the top post. 

“This is an opportunity for us and our entire team of officers to do whatever that can be done for the betterment of the 24 crore people of the state under the guidance of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath,” he said while taking to reporters. 

Manoj Kumar Singh played a crucial role in realising Adityanath's vision of transforming the 2019 Kumbh Mela into a grand event. As the nodal officer, he oversaw its preparations and now, as the chief secretary, his experience will be instrumental in successfully organising the ‘Mahakumbh 2025', the statement said.

About the upcoming Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj, Singh said he would make efforts to organise the ‘MahaKumbh 2025' in a better and more organised manner.

Manoj Kumar Singh has discharged important administrative responsibilities in his , including as the district magistrate of Lalitpur, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Pilibhit, Moradabad and Aligarh and as the of Moradabad. Singh is considered a prominent face in Adityanath's team.

The statement also said that during the Covid-19 pandemic, Singh was part of teams that played a significant role in controlling the spread of the virus in rural areas.

Singh contributed significantly to both the planning and implementation of Adityanath's ‘BC Sakhi' scheme, which embodies the concept of ‘Banking at Your Doorstep', it added.

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