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Awanish Kumar Awasthi appointed Principal Secretary to UP CM

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

UP cadre IAS officer Awanish Kumar Awasthi has been appointed as Principal Secretary to Chief Minister

Awasthi was serving as Joint Secretary in the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment since April, 2013.

The Chief Minister had sought the services of Awasthi as his Principal Secretary and had requested the Centre to relieve him at the earliest, a source in the Ministry said.

Awasthi, an graduate, has served in different capacities in the government, including as District Magistrate of Lalitpur, Azamgarh, Badaun, Faizabad, Varanasi, Meerut and Gorakhpur, the Yogi's parliamentary constituency.

He was also the chairman-cum-managing director of Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) from September 2005 till January 2009.

He has also served as the Secretary of Tourism in the Uttar Pradesh government, Special Secretary (Information and Technology) and Special Secretary (Industries).

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First Published: Tue, April 11 2017. 18:42 IST