Senior IAS officer Sudhansh Pant was on December 31 appointed as the new chief secretary of Rajasthan.
The Department of Personnel issued orders about his appointment after Usha Sharma retired from the post on Sunday.
He will also hold additional charge as the chairman of Rajasthan Mines and Mineral Corporation Limited.
A 1991-batch IAS officer, Pant has been in Delhi since December 2022. He was presently secretary, department of health and family welfare, Delhi.
After the center released him from the charge on Saturday, there were many speculations that he will take over as the State’s next chief secretary.
Due to his disagreements during the Congress administration, Pant submitted an application for a deputation to the Center. In a year and a half, he underwent four transfers.
He holds a B.Tech degree in Electronics and communications.
He has served as district collector in Jaisalmer, Jhunjhunu, Bhilwara and Jaipur besides holding charge as secretary of various department during his illustrious career.
In another order, the department of personnel promoted various IAS, IPS and IFS officers.
IAS officer Shreya Guha was promoted as additional chief secretary of Cooperative Department, Anand Kumar as additional chief secretary of Home and Jails department besides being given other charges.