Raipur : P. Joy Oommen was Thursday appointed the new chief secretary of Chhattisgarh state.
A 1977 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) official, Oommen supersedes chairman of Professional Examination Board and Administrative Academy B.K.S. Ray, a 1972 batch IAS officer, to the top bureaucratic post of the state.
The new chief secretary will hold the office till July 2012.
The announcement was made after a cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Raman Singh at his official residence.