SRINAGAR, June 23: B B Vyas today assumed office as Advisor to the Governor while BVR Subrahmanyam as new Chief Secretary of J&K State.
Vyas was till recently holding the post of Chief Secretary, Government of Jammu and Kashmir. An IAS officer of 1986 batch, J&K cadre, Vyas has earlier served as Principal Secretary to different Chief Ministers, Financial Commissioner and Administrative Secretary in Planning and Development Department.
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Subrahmanyam assumed charge from the outgoing Chief Secretary, BB Vyas at a simple ceremony held in the Chief Secretary’s office chamber here today.
On his arrival at the Civil Secretariat here, BVR Subrahmanyam was welcomed by Principal Secretary Home, RK Goyal, Principal Secretary, Health & Medical Education, Dr Pawan Kotwal, Principal Secretary Planning, Development and Monitoring Department, Rohit Kansal, Commissioner/Secretary, General Administration Department, Hilal Ahmad Parray and other senior officers.
A 1987-batch Indian Administrative Service officer of Chhattisgarh cadre, Subrahmanyam till recently served as Additional Chief Secretary Home, Chhattisgarh Government.
During his service career, Subrahmanyam has held key administrative positions in the Government of India. He was serving as Director in the Union Commerce Ministry, before being appointed as Private Secretary to the then Prime Minister during 2004-2008. He worked as a Senior Advisor with the World Bank from June 2008 to September 2011 before joining the PMO again in March 2012 as Joint Secretary.
He stayed in the PMO till March 2015 and then moved to his cadre State Chhattisgarh.
Subrahmanyam has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Management Degree from London Business School.
Immediately after assuming office as J&K Chief Secretary, Subrahmanyam chaired an introductory meeting with the Administrative Secretaries and emphasised on providing a transparent, accountable, responsive and people-centric administration in the State. He asked Administrative Secretaries to be accessible to the common people and provide effective leadership, guidance and the much needed impetus and direction to the Administrative machinery for delivering good governance and desired developmental outcomes.