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Achal Kumar Joti is new Chief Secretary in Gujarat

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Achal Kumar Joti
Achal Kumar Joti

Mr Achal Kumar Joti has taken over as the new Chief Secretary of the Gujarat Government.

Mr Joti, an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the 1975 batch, was the Additional Chief Secretary, General Administration Department (Personnel).

He has succeeded Mr D Rajagopalan, who retired yesterday after a six-month extension in his term. Mr Joti, 56, is due to retire in 2013.

Among other assignments in a long career, Mr Joti has served as Managing Director of the Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited (SSNNL) and as Chairman of the Kandla Port Trust. He has also worked as Secretary in the Industry, Revenue and Water Supply Departments, a state government press release added.

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