Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Monday appointed Utpal Kumar Singh as Secretary-General of the Lower House of Parliament. Singh has also been appointed to the Lok Sabha Secretariat in the rank and status of Cabinet Secretary with effect from December 1.

Utpal Kumar Singh is a retired IAS officer from the 1986 batch with 34 years of administrative experience. At present, he is posted as Secretary in the Lok Sabha secretariat. Utpal Kumar Singh also played a key role in the management of the Ardha Kumbh at Haridwar.