Jishnu Baruah to assume charge as next chief secretary today

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Published: October 31,2020 07:28 AM
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October 31, 2020: Assam-Meghalaya cadre IAS officer Jishnu Baruah will take charge as the next chief secretary of Assam on Saturday.

October 31, 2020: Assam-Meghalaya cadre IAS officer Jishnu Baruah will take charge as the next chief secretary of Assam on Saturday. He will assume charge from outgoing chief secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna, who will retire today.



Baruah, an IAS officer of 1988-batch is presently serving as additional chief secretary in charge of home and political; revenue and Disaster Management; secretariat administration (archives); border protection and development and implementation of Assam Accord.



Baruah's term will end on September 30, 2022.



The names of several IAS officers were considered for the post. 1986-batch Ravi Capoor was the frontrunner for the post. However, the government opted for Baruah.