Sharma resigns as Advisor, appointed SEC

Lt Governor Manoj Sinha administering oath to K K Sharma as State Election Commissioner.
Lt Governor Manoj Sinha administering oath to K K Sharma as State Election Commissioner.

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Oct 30: K K Sharma, Advisor to Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, resigned from his post today and was appointed as the State Election Commissioner. Later, he was administered oath by the Lieutenant Governor.
“K K Sharma resigns as Advisor to Lieutenant Governor of J&K and appointed State Election Commissioner”, Government spokesman Rohit Kansal said in a tweet.
Sharma, a 1983-batch IAS officer of the Arunachal Pradesh, Goa and Mizoram Union Territories (AGMUT) cadre, was appointed Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor in November last year.
During his service career spanning around 30 years, Sharma has held various positions, including the Chief Secretary of Delhi and Goa. He also served as Secretary in the Ministry of Human Resource Development before his retirement.
Sharma has also served as Advisor to the Administrator of Chandigarh.
Meanwhile, Lieutenant Governor administered oath to K K Sharma as State Election Commissioner and wished him success for new assignment.
The oath ceremony was attended by Advisors Farooq Khan, R R Bhatnagar and Baseer Khan, Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam, Financial Commissioner Finance Arun Mehta, Principal Secretary Home Shaleen Kabra, Principal Secretary Housing and Urban Development Department Dheeraj Gupta, Principal Secretary Power Development Department Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary to Lieutenant Governor Nitishwar Kumar, Commissioner/ Secretary Industries and Commerce M K Dwivedi, Commissioner/ Secretary Election Department Hirdesh Kumar, Secretary Rural Development Sheetal Nanda and family members of K K Sharma.