CS bids farewell to Bhardawaj on his appointment as Secretary Mines
SRINAGAR: Chief Secretary, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta on Thursday bid farewell to Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) Finance and I&C Department Vivek Bhardawaj on being appointed as Secretary Ministry of Mines, GoI at a function organized at Civil Secretariat here. All the administrative secretaries were present on the occasion besides the outgoing officer.
Jammu based officers participated in the event through video conferencing. Dr Mehta called Bhardawaj an excellent officer and applauded his ability to stand firm.
He recalled that Bhardawaj always saw the larger picture with a clear vision. He complimented the outgoing officer for his hardwork and dedication.
Mehta congratulated him for being elevated as Union Secretary. He called it a milestone which every IAS officer wants to achieve in his/her career.
The Chief Secretary also narrated various instances where the outgoing officer showed his vast experience in dealing with difficult administrative matters especially as Health Secretary during the testing times of covid-19 and Finance Department.
J&K CS extended his best wishes to the outgoing administrative secretary for his future assignments and remarked that Bhardawaj was a capable and experienced officer who can contribute at every level and can deal with most complex issues with his insight. Bhardawaj in his valedictory remarks made out that he was truly overwhelmed by the support he received from the J&K Lieutenant Governor and Chief Secretary on joining here.
He recalled his interactions with each of the Administrative Secretaries during his tenure of 13 months here and thanked each of them for their support and trust in him.
He expressed that he would take with him enriching experience and a lot of good wishes from the people of J&K.
He stated that he enjoyed his work here and explored a lot including the interiors of the cities and found the people amenable and friendly.
Other Secretaries also recollected their engagements with him at different occasions and called the officer as a pleasant and a friendly personality.
They all congratulated him on his elevation as Union Secretary and wished him a prosperous and bright future ahead.