Puneet Goel is new Chief Secretary

The Government of India has appointed Secretary Puneet Kumar Goel as the new Chief Secretary following superannuation of present Chief Secretary Parimal Rai.  Goel, a 1991-batch IAS officer will assume the new charge with effect from February  this year, states the order issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), New Delhi.

Currently Goel is the Principal Secretary holding finance, town and country planning (TCP) and few other departments. Goel has completed his BTech (electrical engineering) from IIT Kanpur, MTech (power systems) from IIT Delhi, MBA (Finance), MS (computer networking) from the University of Southern California, and PhD (renewable energy) from IIT Delhi. He has held various positions in the government, including as director (thermal), ministry of power, secretary (power), relief commissioner, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, development commissioner, transport, Delhi and director, Delhi Jal Board, among others.

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