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Karnataka CM Appoints L K Atheeq As Additional Chief Secretary

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In a significant move, the state government issued an order on Monday, November 27, appointing L K Atheeq as the additional chief secretary to Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. Dr. Rajneesh Goel has been relieved from his post, marking a change in leadership roles. Atheeq, who has been serving as the additional chief secretary of the finance department since June 30, is now entrusted with the crucial responsibilities of both supporting the chief minister and overseeing the finance department.

L.K. Atheeq to be new Additional Chief Secretary to Karnataka CM

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The official notification, released by K V Ashoka, the under-secretary to the government, outlines the reshuffling of key roles within the state administration. According to the notification, Atheeq L K IAS, currently holding the position of additional chief secretary to the government in the finance department, has been promptly transferred and posted as the additional chief secretary to the honorable chief minister. This move is aimed at streamlining administrative functions and optimizing leadership within the government structure.

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Source: Hindustan Times

The notification explicitly states, “Atheeq L K is also placed in concurrent charge of additional chief secretary to the government, finance department, government of Karnataka with immediate effect and until further orders.” This dual responsibility highlights the trust placed in Atheeq’s capabilities, positioning him to play a pivotal role in both the chief minister’s office and the critical finance department.

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Source: The Bengaluru Live

Atheeq’s earlier appointment as the additional chief secretary of the finance department earlier this year showcases his experience and expertise in handling financial matters for the state. The decision to relieve Dr. Rajneesh Goel from his concurrent charge emphasizes the government’s commitment to optimizing administrative efficiency and ensuring a seamless transition of responsibilities.


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