Senior IAS officer M. M. Kutty was appointed as the Delhi Chief Secretary. He replaced K. K. Sharma, who was transferred to the Union HRD Ministry as OSD. Earlier in the day, the Central government had sent back Mr. Kutty, a 1985 batch IAS officer, to his parent Union Territories cadre before the completion of the tenure of his Central deputation. Till date, he was working as the Additional Secretaryin the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests.
Mr. Kutty was Principal Secretary to the then Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. He has also been the Finance Secretary in the present AAP government.
Delhi, India’s capital territory, is a massive metropolitan area in the country’s north. In Old Delhi, a neighborhood dating to the 1600s, stands the imposing Mughal-era Red Fort, a symbol of India, and the sprawling Jama Masjid mosque, whose courtyard accommodates 25,000 people. Nearby is Chandni Chowk, a vibrant bazaar filled with food carts, sweets shops and spice stalls.