Himachal Scape
Shimla, July 15
In a surprise move, Ram Subhag Singh (1987 batch IAS of HP Cadre) resigned as Chief Secretary after the cabinet meeting on Thursday, three weeks ahead of completing his one year in this position.

R. D. Dhiman, a 1988 batch Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officer of the Himachal Pradesh cadre, replaced Ram Subhag Singh as Chief Secretary to the HP government on Thursday night. He is the 7th CS in the four and half-year-old BJP government while the 43rd CS of the State.
Meanwhile, Singh has been appointed as Principal Advisor, while two other Additional Chief Secretaries, Nisha Singh and Sanjay Gupta as Advisors.
RD Dhiman holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and Post Graduate degree in Governance & Development. In addition, he has acquired training and experience in diverse areas of Management from various prestigious educational and administrative Institutions in the country and abroad.
Senior IAS officer has a vast experience of over 30 years and has served in many important administrative positions in Himachal Pradesh state government like – Additional Chief Secretary of Revenue, Agriculture, Forest and Language Art & Culture; Principal Secretary of Industries, Labour & Employment, Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs, Social Justice & Empowerment, Industries, Education, Agriculture; Chairman & Managing Director & Member (Admn.) of HP State Electricity Board; Managing Director of HP Power Corporation Ltd., Electronics Dev Corporation, HP Financial Corporation, State Industrial Development Corporation; Secretary of Rural Development & Panchyati Raj etc.


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