Chief Secretary (India)
The post of Chief Secretary (Mukhya Sachiv) is the senior-most position held in the civil services of the states and union territories of India. The position is a cadre post for the Indian Administrative Service.
|Chief Secretary of the State|
|Appointer||Appointments Committee of the Cabinet
The Chief Secretary is usually the senior most IAS officer of the senior most batch in the state. The appointee for the office is approved by state Chief Minister, based on appointee's ability and strong confidence with him.
|Term length||No fixed tenure is imposed on the office but term can be extended.|
|Salary||₹225,000 (US$3,400) monthly|
The salary of Chief Secretary of United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, Punjab and Burma was fixed and was same to Joint Secretary to Government of India during the British Raj.[a] As per Warrant or Precedence of 1905,[a] Secretary to Government of India was listed together with Joint Secretary to Government of India and was ranked above the rank of Chief Secretary.[a]
Chief Secretaries are members of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) who are the administrative head of state governments. A Chief Secretary functions as the central point of interdepartmental coordination at the departmental level and is classified as being in the Apex Grade. Chief Secretary is considered to be the Chief Executive of the state government and considered to be 'a linchpin' in the administration. Chief Secretary of the state also acts as the ex-officio Chairman of the State Civil Service Board, which recommends transfer/postings of officers of All India Services and State Civil Services in the state.
Chief Secretaries are assisted by Additional Chief Secretaries or Special Chief Secretaries, depending on the state, and Principal Secretaries, who are the administrative heads of departments they are assigned to.
Chief Secretaries are chosen by the state's Chief Minister. State Chief Secretaries are IAS officers generally equivalent in rank to a Secretary to Government of India and are placed 23rd on Indian Order of Precedence.
The post of Chief Secretary of a State Government is equivalent and to Vice Chief of the Army Staff/Commanders and officers in the rank of full General and its equivalents in the Indian Armed Forces, and are listed as such in the Order of Precedence.
List of current Chief Secretaries in the States of IndiaEdit
|S.No.||State||Capital||Name of Chief Secretary||Batch|
|1||Andhra Pradesh||Amaravati||Dinesh Kumar, IAS||1983|
|2||Arunachal Pradesh||Itanagar||Shakuntala Gamlin, IAS||1984|
|3||Assam||Guwahati||Vinod Kumar Pipersenia, IAS||1980|
|4||Bihar||Patna||Anjani Kumar Singh, IAS||1981|
|5||Chhattisgarh||Raipur||Vivek Kumar Dhand, IAS||1981|
|6||Goa||Panaji||Dharmendra Sharma, IAS||1988|
|7||Gujarat||Gandhinagar||J. N. Singh, IAS||1983|
|8||Haryana||Chandigarh||D. S. Dhesi, IAS||1982|
|9||Himachal Pradesh||Shimla||Vineet Chaudhary, IAS||1981|
|10||Jammu and Kashmir||Srinagar (May-Oct) and Jammu (Nov-Apr)||B. B. Vyas, IAS||1986|
|11||Jharkhand||Ranchi||R. B. Verma, IAS||1983|
|12||Karnataka||Bengaluru||Ratna Prabha, IAS||1981|
|13||Kerala||Thiruvananthapuram||Paul Antony, IAS||1981|
|14||Madhya Pradesh||Bhopal||Basant Pratap Singh, IAS||1984|
|15||Maharashtra||Mumbai||Sumit Mallick, IAS||1982|
|16||Manipur||Imphal||Rajani Ranjan Rashmi, IAS||1983|
|17||Meghalaya||Shillong||Yeshi Tsering, IAS||1983|
|19||Nagaland||Kohima||Pankaj Kumar, IAS||1987|
|20||Odisha||Bhubaneswar||Aditya Prasad Padhi, IAS||1983|
|21||Punjab||Chandigarh||Karan A. Singh, IAS||1984|
|22||Rajasthan||Jaipur||Ashok Jain, IAS||1981|
|23||Sikkim||Gangtok||A. K. Srivastava, IAS||1984|
|24||Tamil Nadu||Chennai||Girija Vaidyanathan, IAS||1981|
|25||Telangana||Hyderabad||Shailendra Kumar Joshi, IAS||1984|
|26||Tripura||Agartala||Sanjeev Ranjan, IAS||1985|
|27||Uttar Pradesh||Lucknow||Rajive Kumar, IAS||1981|
|28||Uttarakhand||Dehradun||S. Ramaswamy, IAS||1986|
|29||West Bengal||Kolkata||Malay Kumar Dev, IAS||1985|
In the union territories, which are governed by Administrators, Chief Secretaries are absent. In these territories an Adviser to the Administrator is appointed by the Union Government. However, the union territories of Delhi and Puducherry, which have been granted partial statehood, do have Chief Secretaries. In Delhi and Puducherry, the Chief Minister chooses the Chief Secretary and is appointed by the Lieutenant Governor.
Chief Secretaries and Advisers to Administrators of Union Territories, in general, are junior in rank compared to the Chief Secretaries of States. The office bearers generally are of the rank Joint Secretary to Government of India and its equivalents. However, in NCT of Delhi and UT of Chandigarh, the topmost civil servant is either of the ranks of Secretary to Government of India and its equivalents or Additional Secretary to Government of India and its equivalents.
List of current Chief Secretaries/Administrators/Advisor to Administrators of Union territories of IndiaEdit
|S.No||Union Territory||Capital||Name of the Chief Secretary/Administrator/Advisor to Administrator||Batch|
|1||Andaman and Nicobar Islands||Port Blair||Anindo Majumdar, IAS||1985|
|2||Chandigarh||Chandigarh||Parimal Rai, IAS||1985|
|3||Dadra and Nagar Haveli||Silvassa||Praful Khoda Patel||-|
|4||Daman and Diu||Daman||Praful Khoda Patel||-|
|6||National Capital Territory of Delhi||Delhi||Anshu Prakash, IAS||1986|
|7||Puducherry||Pondicherry||Manoj Kumar Parida, IAS||1986|
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