Renuka was posted as Secretary in the Government of India. The post of Secretary in the Government of India is of the rank of Chief Secretary, so on his return to UP, he would have been made Additional Chief Secretary of a department, which would have been smaller than his responsibility at the Centre. The tenure of Chief Secretary Durgashankar Mishra is till December 31, 2022, so he may have to wait a long time to become the Chief Secretary in UP. Renuka Kumar’s husband Sunil Kumar is also posted in Delhi, her priority was in posting along with her husband.
Used to be counted among the favorite officers of Yogi government
Renuka Kumar, a 1987 batch IAS officer, is counted among the favorite officers of the Yogi government. After going on central deputation, Renuka Kumar was posted as Secretary in important department like Ministry of Minority Welfare. Before going on central deputation in June 2021, Renuka was posted in several important posts in the Yogi government. He had the responsibility of important departments like Basic Education and Revenue. In the Yogi government, Renuka also handled important departments like Forest and Environment, Women’s Welfare and Mining. The way Renuka was relieved suddenly, there was speculation that she might get an important responsibility in UP. On the other hand, there were discussions as to whether the balance was being affected in the center where she was stationed. Because of which he was suddenly sent back to his parent cadre.
Renuka also took over the responsibility of major investigations
Along with important departments, Renuka was also given the responsibility of investigating many important cases. The CM had entrusted the investigation of important cases like Shelter Home incident in Deoria, Sonbhadra’s Umbha case to Panchayati Raj Department’s Corona Kit scam.
Three officers applied for VRS in a week
Within a week, three IAS officers have applied for VRS. There are two officers in this, who are posted on central deputation and both are officers of the rank of secretary. Apart from Renuka, 1988 batch IAS officer Juthika Patankar was also posted as Secretary in the Central Information Commission. Both the women officers have applied for VRS citing family reasons. Apart from this, 2003 batch IAS officer Vikas Gothalwal has applied for VRS citing health reasons. Vikas Gothalwal is on study leave.
Even before this many officers have taken VRS
IAS RP Singh took VRS after being made the chairman of the regulatory commission in 2018.
– In September, 2019, 1993 batch IAS officer Rajiv Agarwal took VRS and joined corporate
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