Bihar chief secretary Arun Kumar Singh on Friday died due to Covid issues. The senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer was present process remedy for the illness at a hospital in state capital Patna.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who acquired the information throughout a cupboard assembly, condoled his demise, an official assertion stated. He stated the officer was an environment friendly administrator and his demise was an irreparable loss to the executive service.
Mr Kumar has introduced that the officer will likely be cremated with full state honours.
Mr Singh, a 1985-batch officer, had been appointed the chief secretary of Bihar in February this yr, days after the Janata Dal United fashioned a authorities in alliance with the BJP in Bihar.
He had changed senior IAS officer Deepak Kumar.
India on Friday reported highest-ever 3,498 deaths within the final 24 hours amid the extra harmful second wave of coronavirus infections. The nation additionally logged 3,86,442 Covid instances, which is the most important spike for the reason that begin of the pandemic.
India has been recording greater than 3 lakh every day coronavirus instances for a number of days. The large caseloads throughout the nation have triggered shortages of hospital beds, medicines and life-saving oxygen.
In a number of cities, reviews of individuals dying due to lack of oxygen and medical care have emerged.
Bihar at present has 1,00,822 lively coronavirus instances. The authorities’s official demise rely determine is 2,480.
With inputs from ANI
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