Anup Chandra Pandey (1979, Mechanical) has been appointed as the new Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh (UP) administration. He is replacing Rajiv Kumar for the post who is retiring on 30 June. Mr. Anup Pandey is a 1984 batch IAS officer. He has spent a long time in UP, working on various levels and has a clean image and impeccable record. He was Director of Information department during the regime of Mr. Kalyan Singh in 1999 and later served as Private Secretary to Ms. Uma Bharti, who was Union minister in Atal Bihari Vajpayee government. Pandey is credited for successful implementation of three flagship programmes of the Yogi government.  

First, he was instrumental in implementation of farm loan waiver scheme as Principal Secretary, Finance. Loan waiver was a major poll plank of the BJP in 2017 Assembly elections. It was an uphill task for the state government to mobilise resources for meeting additional expenditure of Rs 32,000 to finance the Bill of loan waiver. Another feather in the cap for Pandey was the successful organisation of the two-day 'UP Investors Summit’ in Lucknow in February where MOUs for fresh investment worth Rs 4.28 lakh crore were signed. One district, one product (ODOP) was another flagship programme of the Yogi government which sought to promote one product in each district under MSME sector. 

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