A 1981-batch IAS officer, Kumar took over from Rahul Bhatnagar, who was shifted to Greater as chairman, with additional charge of investment commissioner of Uttar Pradesh, in
Bhatnagar was continuing as chief secretary from the days of previous and the appointment was long awaited after the change of guard in the state after the stormed to power in March after the Assembly elections.
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) had last week approved Kumar's premature repatriation to his cadre.
In his previous stint in Uttar Pradesh, Kumar was a principal secretary holding important posts.
He went on Central deputation during the previous SP and was appointed Secretary, Ministry of Shipping, in 2014.
Kumar has also been given the additional charge of principal resident commissioner of in
In today's bureaucratic shakeup, Commissioner Meerut, Prabhat Kumar has been divested of the additional charge of chairman Greater
He will, however, continue to hold the charge of Chairman of Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority, Gautam Budh Nagar.
The resident commissioner of the state in and CEO Greater Devashish Panda has been divested of the additional charge of investment commissioner, UP in New Delhi, a post given to Bhatnagar.