Kaushik Mukherjee appointed Karnataka Chief Secretary

Bangalore, Oct 29: Additional Chief Secretary Kaushik Mukherjee has been appointed as Karnataka Chief Secretary, officials said today.

He is replacing S V Ranganath, who is retiring from service on superannuation on October 31, a government notification said today.

Born on September 8,1955 in West Bengal, Mukherjee holds ME and BE in Electrical Engineering and has served in various administrative capacities in the State Government. Rnganathan's had been given extensions twice, first on the direction of Election Commission of India and then by the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, after he formed the government.

Prior to the farewell by the Karnataka Government Secretariat Employees Association, Ranganath addressed a meeting of secretaries and principal secretaries of the various departments on Tuesday morning and thanked the officials for their cooperation.

Ranganath has a wide experience with seven chief ministers, under whom he worked directly. He was Joint Secretary to Ramakrishna Hegde, Principal Secretary to S M Krishna, N Dharam Singh, Secretary to M Veerappa Moily and H D Deve Gowda, H D Kumaraswamy and the Chief Secretary in the Siddaramaiah government.

OneIndia News (With inputs from PTI)

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