Lt Governor Anil Baijal has designated senior IAS officer Bhupinder Singh Bhalla as Principal Secretary (Residence) who may also work as a nodal officer for “general administration of COVID-19” within the Delhi authorities, an official order mentioned.
The transfer assumes significance as Mr Bhalla’s appointment comes at a time when the Centre is overseeing measures taken to take care of the COVID-19 state of affairs within the metropolis which has been witnessing an alarming spike in circumstances.
He was transferred by the Ministry of Residence Affairs to the Delhi authorities on June 17.
The 1990-batch IAS officer could have the duty of implementing choices and orders issued by the Centre and the Delhi authorities to arrest the unfold of COVID-19 within the nationwide capital.
In accordance with the LG’s order issued on Monday, Mr Bhalla would train “required supervision in all of the issues associated to the prevention and administration of COVID-19” within the Delhi authorities.
On Tuesday, Delhi’s tally of COVID-19 circumstances crossed the 66,000-mark with the largest single-day bounce of three,947 recent infections, whereas the demise rely because of the illness mounted to 2,301.
From Friday to Sunday, 3,000 or extra recent circumstances had been reported per day within the nationwide capital. On Monday, 2,909 circumstances had been recorded.
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