Published On: Mon, Nov 23rd, 2015

Amir Subhani back as Principal Secretary Home

Patna: The new government in Bihar headed by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today brought back senior IAS officer Amir Subhani to the Home department as Principal Secretary.

Amir Subhani was back as Principal Secretary (Home).

Amir Subhani was back as Principal Secretary (Home).

Amir Subhani has been brought back as Principal Secretary, Home in place of Sudhir Kumar Rakesh, Chief Secretary Anjani Kumar Singh told PTI.

The Election Commission had on September 12 ordered the removal of Subhani, a 1987-batch IAS officer from the Home department and had appointed 1983-batch IAS officer Sudhir Kumar Rakesh in his place.

But, with the elections ending and Nitish Kumar returning as the CM, Amir Subhani, a trusted officer of Kumar, was brought back to the Home department.

The Chief Secretary said Sudhir Kumar Rakesh has returned to the Panchayati Raj department.

Subhani would also retain his present posting in the General Administration department (GAD).

Except for a brief period during the end of Jitan Ram Manjhi’s tenure and recently on order of the Election Commission, Subhani has occupied post of Home department with Nitish Kumar at the helm of affairs in the state.

Both the Home department and the GAD are with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.


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