Rajbala Verma has been appointed as new Chief Secretary of Jharkhand, said officials.
The 1983 batch IAS officer has succeeded Rajiv Gauba.
Gauba will join as Secretary, Union Urban Development Ministry, they added.
She held many important positions in Bihar. She was collector of three major districts including Patna.
After Jharkhand came into existence, she joined Jharkhand cadre.