The Principal Secretary of the Uttar Pradesh Rural Engineering Services, Ashok Kumar, died of cardiac arrest at a hospital here on Tuesday.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav offered his condolences and said Mr. Kumar was an able officer and performed his duties sincerely. Mr. Kumar (57), a 1982-batch IAS officer, is survived by a son and a daughter, official sources said. — PTI