1989 batch IAS officer Atal Dulloo, who has been appointed as the new chief secretary of Jammu and Kashmir, is the first local officer to hold the top post in the Union Territory since 2017.
According to an order, Dulloo will take over as J&K chief secretary from December 01 after the superannuation of incumbent chief secretary Arun Kumar Mehta tomorrow.
Atul Dulloo, who was on Central deputation was repatriated to J&K cadre last week. A 1989 batch officer, Dulloo is a local officer from J&K and has served in various capacities in UT, including additional chief secretary and financial commissioner before he was shifted out from the UT.
He is currently the senior-most officer serving in J&K after Arun Kumar Mehta and will be the first local officer to hold the post of chief secretary after Braj Raj Sharma, who held the post from August 31, 2015 to April 28, 2017.
Earlier this year, Dulloo was posted on Central deputation as secretary, department of border Management to his parent cadre on the request of ministry of home affairs.
Before proceeding on deputation, Dulloo was the Financial Commissioner Agriculture Production Department in J&K.