By N Singh Mehta
Shimla-(January 8)- Himachal Pradesh government has posted a senior bureaucrat Kamlesh Kumar Pant as new principal secretary of education on his return from the central deputation, relieving Onkar Chand Sharma of the additional charge. Previously this post was held by Arun Sharma who retired from the government job on the last day of the last year.
Kamlesh Kumar Pant was posted as a chief vigilance officer with the National Highway Authority of India for the last three years.
The previous Virbhadra Singh government had filed an FIR against Pant for allegedly involving in the demolition of a building belonging to the state’s education department at the site of Anurag Thakur’s HPCA cricket stadium in Dharamshala. But the central government rejected the plea of the then Himachal Pradesh Government to grant sanction against the senior bureaucrat.
The 1993 batch IAS officer, Pant was given proforma promotion during his central deputation in February 2017.