Senior IAS officer M M Kutty was on Tuesday appointed as Chief Secretary of Delhi to replace incumbent KK Sharma, who was transferred to the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
Kutty, a 1985 batch IAS officer, was appointed as Chief Secretary of Delhi, a Home Ministry officer said.
Earlier in the day, Central government had sent back Kutty to his parent Union Territories cadre before completion of the tenure of his Central deputation.
Till date, he was working as Additional Secretary in the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest.
The competent authority has approved premature repatriation of 1985 batch IAS officer Kutty to his cadre, an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training said.
Kutty was chosen from a list of five senior bureaucrats shortlisted for appointment as Delhi Chief Secretary.
Kutty was Principal Secretary to the then Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. Kutty has also been Finance Secretary in the present AAP government.
Sharma was last week transferred as OSD in the Department of Higher Education in Union HRD Ministry.
(With PTI inputs)