Alok Ranjan is a retired 1978 batch IAS officer from the U.P Cadre. He retired on 1 July 2016 after holding the office of Chief Secretaryfor the Government of Uttar Pradesh for over two years. Prior to this he has held various portfolios including Infrastructure and Industrial Development Commissioner (IIDC) and Agriculture Production Commissioner (APC) for the state of Uttar Pradesh. After retirement, he was appointed as the Chief Adviser to Chief Minister of U.P and Chairman U.P.S.I.D.C (Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation). He resigned from this post following the defeat of the incumbent Samajwadi Party government in the state assembly elections.
Stuti Narain Kacker, a 1978 batch IAS officer, was appointed the Head of the child rights panel by Women and Child Development Ministry. Kacker retired as Secretary from Disability Affairs, in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. She was heading the management committee of the Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA). The announcement came after the recent Supreme Court rap over long delay in appointing a chairperson for the child rights panel.
IPS officer Mohammad Wazir Ansari is certain to be the next head of Chhattisgarh police in the coming few days, highly placed sources have said. Ansari, who is an IPS officer from the 1984 batch, is presently serving as Secretary, Maulana Azad Education Foundation (Ministry of Minority Affairs, Govt. of India). He had also served as Director, Prosecution from 2010 till 2013 apart from serving as IGP (Jail), and Chhattisgarh.