Jha, a 2002 batch Uttrakhand cadre officer, was earlier working with the state government's education department.

This would be 37-year-old officer's first deputation to the Centre.

The appointment of IPS officer Alok Singh as Home Minister's Private Secretary was put on hold following the government directive. Alok had served as PS to former external affairs minister Salman Khurshid.

Meanwhile, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju has finally got a Private Secretary - Vikas Anand, a 2002 batch IPS officer, who has replaced IPS officer Abhinav Kumar.

(Agencies)

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