Pramesh S Jain
D r. Rajneesh Goel, a 1986-batch IAS officer, has been appointed Additional Chief Secretary to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.
Dr. Goel is currently Additional Chief Secretary (Home Department) and is given concurrent charge as the Additional Chief Secretary to the CM.
An 1986-batch IAS officer,Mr.Goel served in Home department,BBMP Commissioner with other various department and earned laurels for his dedication and hard work .
He was favourite choice among all the political parties for his simplicity,dedication and hard working nature .
James Tharakan,who is the Under Secretary to the Government,Department of Personnel Administrative Reforms issued the order for Dr.Goel’s appointment on Monday.
Senior journalist K V Prabhakar has been appointed as the chief minister’s media advisor.This post will be of Cabinet minister rank.Prabhakar was the CM’s media advisor even in the previous Siddaramaiah-led government in 2013.