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Srinagar, Nov 29 – Senior IAS officer Atal Dulloo has been appointed as new chief secretary of Jammu and Kashmir.

The present CS Arun Kumar Mehta will attain the age of superannuation by November end.

Dullo was recently repatriated to J&K cadre on the request of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and will assume the charge as chief secretary from December 1.

“Consequent upon superannuation of Arun Kumar Mehta, IAS (AGMUT:1988) on 30.11.2023 and on repatriation from Central Deputation, Atal Dulloo, IAS (AGMUT: 1988) is hereby appointed as Chief Secretary, Jammu & Kashmir w.e.f.01.12.2023 or from date of assumption of charge, whichever is later and until further orders,” reads the order issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs.