Senior Chhattisgarh bureaucrat is new J&K CS

Subrahmanyam has served at the Prime Minister''s Office during Manmohan Singh''s and Narendra Modi''s tenures.

PTI
New Delhi, Publish Date: Jun 21 2018 12:27AM | Updated Date: Jun 21 2018 12:27AM
Senior Chhattisgarh bureaucrat is new J&K CSFile Photo

In a major change at apex position in the state bureaucracy, Governor NN Vohra on Wednesday  appointed B.V.R. Subrahmanyam, an IAS officer of 1987 batch of Chattisgarh cadre, as chief secretary of Jammu and Kashmir.

Subrahmanyam has served at the Prime Minister's Office during Manmohan Singh's and Narendra Modi's tenures.

Earlier, according to an official communiqué, the services of B V R Subrahmanyam, a  senior IAS officer of the Chhattisgarh cadre, had been placed at the disposal of the Jammu and Kashmir government.  

The 55-year-old bureaucrat, who hails from Andhra Pradesh, was the additional chief secretary (Home) in Chhattisgarh.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi had approved placing the services of Subrahmanyam, a 1987-batch IAS officer of the Chhattisgarh cadre, at the disposal of the Jammu and Kashmir government, the communique issued by the Personnel Ministry said.

He will replace the incumbent B BVyas, who  was last month given a one-year extension in service, beyond May 31, 2018, as the chief secretary of the state.

Vyas, who was due to superannuate in November last year, was given two extensions of three months each till May-end, to remain the chief secretary.

The extension was given apparently on the request of Mehbooba Mufti, who resigned as the chief minister yesterday after the BJP pulled out its support to her party PDP.

Sources said Vyas may be appointed as an advisor to Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra.

Subrahmanyam, considered an expert in internal security matters, has served as private secretary to former prime minister Manmohan Singh during 2004-2008.

He worked with the World Bank during June 2008 and September 2011 before joining again the Manmohan Singh-led PMO in March 2012.

Subrahmanyam was in the PMO after Narendra Modi became the prime minister in May 2014. He stayed in the PMO till March 2015 and then moved to his cadre state Chhattisgarh. 

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