Srinagar, Jun 23: B V R Subrahmanyam took charge as Chief Secretary of J&K on Saturday. He assumed charge from the outgoing Chief Secretary B B Vyas at a simple ceremony held in the Chief Secretary’s office chamber here.
On his arrival at the Civil Secretariat here, B V R Subrahmanyam was welcomed by Principal Secre-tary Home, R K Goyal, Principal Secretary, Health & Medical Education, Dr Pawan Kotwal, Principal Secretary Planning, Development & 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, B V R Subrahmanyam till recently served as Additional Chief Secretary Home, Chhattisgarh Government.
During his service career, Subrahmanyam has held key administrative positions in the Governm-ent 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. Meanwhile B B Vyas also assumed office as Advisor to Governor here at civil Secretariat.
He was welcomed by senior officers at the Civil Secretariat here.
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.
However, Sanjeev Verma, today assumed the charge as Divisional Commissioner, Jammu.
Outgoing Divisional Commissioner, Jammu Hemant Kumar Sharma while welcoming Sanjeev Verma apprised him about the functioning of the Divisional Commissioner Office and various other issues.
Assistant Commissioner Central, Muzaffar Ali Malik, Revenue Attorney, Kewal Krishan besides other staff members of Div Com office were present on the occasion.