BB Vyas resigns as advisor to Governor

BB Vyas resigns as advisor to Governor
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Srinagar, Dec 12: BB Vyas on Wednesday resigned as Advisor to Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik after his appointment as Member Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
Vyas tenders his resignation to Governor Satya Pal Malik after his appointment as member Union Public Service Commission.
The induction of three new faces in the UPSC comes days after appointment of a senior civil servant, Arvind Saxena as Chairman of the Commission on November 29, this year. Saxena joined the Commission as Member on May 8, 2015, and was later appointed to perform the duties of the UPSC Chairperson this June 20.
It is pertinent to mention here that an IAS officer of 1986 batch, Vyas had been appointed as Advisor to Governor on June 20, this year after the then Governor, N N Vohra appointed Chhattisgarh – cadre 1987 batch IAS officer, B V R Subramanyam as new Chief Secretary of the State.
Earlier, the Personnel Ministry had also amended the service rules to provide an extension of three months to Vyas, who was due to superannuate in November 2017 on the request of the then Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti and then given another three-month extension. Subsequently, he was then given another one-year extension in May 2018.
Meanwhile, Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday accepted the resignation of his advisor BB Vyas.
A notification issued by the General Administration Department (GAD) said: “The Hon’ble Governor has been pleased to accept the resignation of Shri BB Vyas IAS (Retd) as advisor to the Governor with effect from December 12, 2018.”