Raipur: Chhattisgarh chief secretary RP Mandal retired as chief secretary on Monday. The 1987 batch IAS officer retired after 33 years of service.
As per top official sources the 89-batch IAS officer Amitabh Jain is all set to replace Mandal and an order in this regard will be issued by the state government soon.
Besides, the state government is going to give post retirement posting soon to Mandal. The drafting of the order has also been prepared in this regard and he is going to be appointed as consultant in the Urban Administration Department, said the sources.
However, speculations were that Mandal will be given a posting in NRDA for some days. The state government is considering giving Mandal a target to fix some cities of the state by appointing him in the urban administration department.
Meanwhile, two days before his retirement, the Chhattisgarh cabinet gave a touching farewell to the former chief secretary. Chief minister Bhupesh Baghel felicitated him with a bouquet and wished him a prosperous future. Cabinet minister also wished for his healthy, long and happy life.
“Under the guidance of Mandal, the state has decided to take many important steps for development. His contribution was commendable in the challenging task of prevention and control of corona infection, due to which the infection situation in Chhattisgarh was under control compared to other states”, said chief minister.