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Who will be the new Chief Secretary of Haryana? Shakuntala Jakhu, the present Chief Secretary, will retire on November 30. It is likely to be a tough decision for newly elected Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar as he has a limited choice. There are officers who can fill the post but they are currently Secretaries in different departments of the government. Sanjay Kothari, a 1978-batch IAS officer, is working as Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training. Ajit M Sharan is a 1978-batch officer working as Secretary, Sports and Youth Affairs. Ashok Lavasa, a 1980-batch IAS officer, is working as a Secretary in Environment while Anuradha Gupta, a 1981-batch officer, is on an international deputation.