Himachal Pradesh’s new Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Wednesday appointed senior IAS officer Manisha Nanda as additional chief secretary and principal secretary of the state.
The 1985-batch officer’s appointment came soon after the 52-year-old Thakur was sworn in as chief minister.
Nanda, a Himachal Pradesh cadre officer, is currently posted as additional chief secretary (Urban Development, Housing and Town and Country Planning).
A major bureaucratic reshuffle is believed to be on the cards.
Thakur, on December 25, said that “tired and retired” officials, re-employed by the previous Congress regime, would be asked to leave immediately.