Rajeev Verma IAS took charge as Chandigarh Advisor on Wednesday. On reaching Sector 9 Chandigarh Secretariat, the police gave a guard of honour. All the officials of Chandigarh UT administration were present on this occasion. After assuming charge, Advisor Verma took a meeting of all the officials of Chandigarh UT Administration.
After that Rajiv Verma met Administrator Banwari Lal Purohit and learned about Chandigarh. The post of Advisor to Chandigarh Administrator was vacant since October 31 due to the retirement of Advisor Dharampal. After the retirement of Advisor Dharampal, the responsibility of the Advisor was handed over to Home Secretary Nitin Kumar Yadav. Home Secretary Nitin Kumar Yadav was handling this responsibility for 100 days. Finally, Chandigarh got an advisor after 3 months.
Administrator Banwari Lal Purohit had also demanded Home Minister Amit Shah to send a good advisor through the gate of Chandigarh. Rajiv Verma is a 1992 batch IAS officer of AGMUT cadre. He was earlier appointed as the Chief Secretary of Puducherry. Earlier, Rajeev Verma has worked at the secretary rank in Delhi, Goa, Arunachal Pradesh. Rajiv Verma is originally from Uttar Pradesh. After the resignation of Chandigarh Administrator Banwari Lal Purohit, people were making many speculations. People were hopeful that the posts of LG and Chief Commissioner might be restored in Chandigarh. According to the information received, on Thursday, Rajeev Verma will take the meeting of the heads of departments regarding the ongoing projects in the city. For which the heads of all the departments are preparing for this. With the arrival of advisor Rajeev Verma, the development work of the city will gain momentum.