Yogi Govt appoints former bureaucrat as head of Jal Nigam

Yogi Govt appoints former bureaucrat as head of Jal Nigam

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Lucknow:  A former bureaucrat GB Patnaik has been appointed as the chairperson of the Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam. The post fell vacant after former state Urban Development Minister Mohammad Azam Khan resigned after BJP came to power in March last. Mr Patnaik, who assumed the post last night, said here today that his main priority would be to provide drinking water to the people of the state without any interruption. Retired IAS Patnaik has held key portfolios in the State Government including Principal Secretary to the Governor and Vice- chancellor of Lucknow University and till recently he headed a finance committee for implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission for state staff. UP Jal Nigam is set to sign an agreement with Israel next month during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to that country. 

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