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Deepak Singhal appointed as the Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh

He will also hold additional charge of Principal Resident Commissioner of UP in New Delhi, and chairman of the Pradeshiya Industrial & Investment Corporation of UP (PICUP).

Jul 7, 2016 15:09 IST
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Deepak Singhal1982 batch IAS officer Deepak Singhal was on 6 July 2016 appointed as the Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh. Singhal succeeds 1978 batch officer Alok Ranjan, who retired on 30 June 2016 after a three-month extension of service.

He will also hold additional charge of Principal Resident Commissioner of UP in New Delhi, and chairman of the Pradeshiya Industrial & Investment Corporation of UP (PICUP).

About Deepak Singhal
• Before this appointment, he was serving as the Principal Secretary to Department of Irrigation under Shivpal Yadav.
• He was overseeing the Gomti Riverfront project in Lucknow and strengthening and fortifying UP's canal networks, the river rejuvenation programme.
• He had been heading the irrigation department since the beginning of the present SP regime.
• Singhal started his career as assistant magistrate of Mathura in the undivided UP in 1983. Since then he has held key posts in Departments like Electricity and commercial tax.
• He has also served as the commissioner of Meerut, Agra and Bareilly.
• Singhal was on Central deputation between 2006 and 2011.

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