Chhattisgarh-cadre IAS officer B V R Subrahmanyam was today appointed as the Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir in place of B B Vyas, according to an official communique.
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved that the services of Subrahmanyam, a 1987-batch IAS officer of the Chhattisgarh cadre, is placed at the disposal of the Jammu and Kashmir government, an order issued by the Union Personnel Ministry has said.
The Personnel Ministry has also amended the service rules to provide extension to Vyas beyond 60 years of age of superannuation. Till the new rule came into force, the state chief secretary retired on attaining the age of 60 years.
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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