IAS Officer Nitishwar Kumar has been appointed as the Principal Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir’s Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha. Nitishwar Kumar has replaced Bipul Pathak, an IAS officer of 1992 batch of the the J-K cadre. IAS officer Kumar is from the 1996 batch of the Uttar Pradesh cadre . The Appointments Committee of the Union Cabinet has approved the proposal of Kumar’s posting of DoPT (Department of Personnel & Training). Now, Bipul Pathak has been given an additional charge of Principal Secretary to the Government, Science and Technology Department, CEO, J-K e-governance agency and CEO, J-K Energy Development Agency.