Arunachal: Retired IAS officer Takap Ringu has passed away.

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Itanagar: Retired IAS officer Takap Ringo, who served as chief secretary of the state from 1992-95, breathed his last at the Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences here on Wednesday. He was 82 years old.

Ringo, a resident of the remote village of Ngopi in Kangku Circle in present-day Lower Siang District, studied hard and graduated in 1963 from St. Edmund’s College, Shillong with a degree in Economics (Hons). He started his bureaucratic journey the very next day. Year as Assistant Political Officer and IFAS and in 1964 as IAS.
He served the people to the best of his ability during his career as Assistant Commissioner, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Deputy Secretary and Director (Panchayati Raj) under the NEFA administration.

He continued to serve as Deputy Commissioner, Finance Secretary, Resident Commissioner (New Delhi) and Development Commissioner. For a short period he also served as Commissioner to the Government of Mizoram and Chief Secretary to Andaman and Nicobar.
After serving as the Chief Secretary of Arunachal Pradesh (1992-95), the late Ringo was promoted to the post of Secretary, North East Council, where he served from 1996 to 2000 before opting for voluntary retirement. Give

Governor BD Mishra and Chief Minister Pima Khandu expressed deep sorrow over the demise of the late Ringo.

In his condolence message, the governor said on Ringo’s death that Arunachal had lost a man who had formed the state in his early years.

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