Present Chief Secretary Sunil Kumar Kujur and K.D.Rao is retiring today,Rajendra Prasad Mandal,a 1987 batch Chhattisgarh cadre IAS officer will be the new Chief Secretary for the state of Chhattisgarh,his tenure will be for 11 months.
Chhattisgarh government tried to get the extension of Sunil kumar kujur for six more month,But Central government rejected the proposal of extension.
R.P.Mandal was collector in Bilaspur, Raipur and he served as Secretary for various department,After serving as secretary he has been made collector of state capital Raipur.
For the post of Chief Secretary Chittaranjan Kumar Khetan,a 1987 batch Chhattisgarh cadre IAS officer was also in the list, But R.P Mandal was the choice of Chief Minister Bagel.
R.P. Mandal is been considered as hard working and clean IAS officer,and more over he is been local of Chhattisgarh that why he got the preference.