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Paving the way for his possible appointment as Delhi Chief Secretary, the Centre today sent back senior IAS officer M M Kutty to his parent Union Territories cadre before completion of the tenure of his Central deputation. The competent authority has approved premature repatriation of 1985 batch IAS officer Kutty to his cadre, an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training said. He is at present working as Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Environment and Forest Meanwhile, a list of five senior bureaucrats has been shortlisted for appointment as Delhi Chief Secretary and they include Kutty, 1983-batch IAS officer Nutun Guha Biswas and 1985 batch IAS officer Parimal Rai. The move came after incumbent K K Sharma has been transfered as OSD in the Department of Higher Education in Union HRD Ministry. Kutty was Principal Secretary to the then Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. Kutty has also been Finance Secretary in the present AAP government. Another officer Parimal Rai, who was Delhi Transport Commissioner, is currently posted in Chandigarh.
Rai had refused to become acting Delhi Chief Secretary when incumbent K K Sharma had gone on a 10-day leave last year. Name of Nutun Guha Biswas is also doing round for the post of Delhi Chief Secretary. Biswas was former Secretary to Delhi Lt Governor.
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