IAS officer Avnish Awasthi, who retired from the post of Additional Chief Secretary (Home), has returned in a bigger role than before. He has been made his administrative advisor by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The letter regarding his appointment was issued on Friday evening. According to the order, he has been appointed to this post till 28 February 2023. Avnish Awasthi retired on 31 August last month. Since then there was talk of his appointment to some post.
There was talk of extension of service even before the retirement of 1887 batch IAS officer Avnish Awasthi, but could not meet the center. After this, there were speculations that the Chief Minister might give him some important responsibility. Avnish Awasthi has already been counted among the close and important officers of the Chief Minister.
Before retirement, Avneesh Awasthi had the responsibility of Additional Chief Secretary Home, Privacy, Passport, Charitable Work as well as the Chief Executive Officer of UPEDA. Construction work of Purvanchal Expressway, Bundelkhand Expressway while being his CEO. Avnish Kumar Awasthi also took charge of the Energy Department for a few months in the last phase of his tenure. Avnish Awasthi had returned from central deputation as soon as Yogi became CM.
It is believed that now his role in the new responsibility will become more expansive than before. Along with law and order, the focus of the Chief Minister has been on investment and infrastructure development in UP. Now Avnish Awasthi will have a direct eye on all these and work will be done faster.
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