Who was Arun Kumar Singh?
Arun Kumar Singh, was a 1985-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer. He was appointed as the new chief secretary of Bihar, replacing Deepak Kumar. This year he was made the Chief Secretary.
According to the information, on April 15, his corona report came positive, after which he was admitted to a private hospital in Patna, where he breathed his last day.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and cabinet colleagues mourned the news of the death of Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Singh during the cabinet meeting. So far, many officers of Bihar have died due to Corona.
Arun Kumar Singh, a 1984-batch officer, was due to retire on February 29, 2020 but, the central government had granted him extension twice for two terms of six months each on the state government’s recommendation.
Arun Kumar Singh had assumed charge as chief secretary of Bihar from May 31, 2018 following the retirement of Anjani Kumar Singh, who is currently the advisor to the chief minister(CM) Nitish Kumar.
The state government had to appoint Arun Kumar Singh after the Centre, which beached the convention by granting six month extension for successive terms, declined giving fresh extension to Deepak Kumar.
Kumar will join as principal secretary to the CM on contract, the post of which was created under the cabinet secretary department (CSD) in 2002, from March 1. As per the notification issued by the CSD, the terms, and conditions of his appointment would be notified later.
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Bihar chief secretary Arun Kumar Singh passes away in Patna while undergoing Covid-19 treatment