New Delhi: The Delhi government appointed Ramesh Negi as the acting Chief Secretary in the absence of K. K. Sharma, who will remain on leave till July 25. A Delhi government official said that Negi, who is Principal Secretary in Urban Development Department and is retiring on July 31, has been given the charge. Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung had appointed Shakuntala Gamlin as the acting Chief Secretary last year when Sharma had gone on a similar personal leave. This move had sparked a clash between the Lt. Governor and the Delhi government, which alleged that the appointment was done without its consent.