Chief secretary (India)
|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 or her.
|Term length||No fixed tenure is imposed on the office but term can be extended.|
|Salary||₹250,000 (US$3,500) monthly|
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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.
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 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.
|1||Andhra Pradesh||Amaravati||Nilam Sawhney, IAS||1984|
|2||Arunachal Pradesh||Itanagar||Naresh Kumar, IAS||1987|
|3||Assam||Dispur||Kumar Sanjay Krishna, IAS||1985|
|4||Bihar||Patna||Deepak Kumar, IAS||1984|
|5||Chhattisgarh||Raipur||Sunil Kumar Kujur, IAS||1986|
|6||Goa||Panaji||Parimal Rai, IAS||1985|
|7||Gujarat||Gandhinagar||J. N. Singh, IAS||1983|
|8||Haryana||Chandigarh||Keshni Anand Arora, IAS||1982|
|9||Himachal Pradesh||Shimla||Anil Kumar Khachi, IAS||1986|
|10||Jharkhand||Ranchi||D. K. Tiwari, IAS||1986|
|11||Karnataka||Bengaluru||T. M. Vijay Bhaskar, IAS||1983|
|12||Kerala||Thiruvananthapuram||Tom Jose, IAS||1984|
|13||Madhya Pradesh||Bhopal||Sudhi Ranjan Mohanty, IAS||1982|
|14||Maharashtra||Mumbai||Ajoy Mehta, IAS||1984|
|15||Manipur||Imphal||J. Suresh Babu, IAS ||1986|
|16||Meghalaya||Shillong||Yeshi Tsering, IAS||1983|
|17||Mizoram||Aizawl||Lalnunmawia Chuaungo, IAS||1987|
|18||Nagaland||Kohima||Pankaj Kumar, IAS||1987|
|19||Odisha||Bhubaneswar||Asit Tripathy, IAS||1986|
|20||Punjab||Chandigarh||Karan A. Singh, IAS||1984|
|21||Rajasthan||Jaipur||D. B. Gupta, IAS||1982|
|22||Sikkim||Gangtok||A. K. Srivastava, IAS||1984|
|23||Tamil Nadu||Chennai||K.Shanmugam, IAS||1985|
|24||Telangana||Hyderabad||Shailendra Kumar Joshi, IAS||1984|
|25||Tripura||Agartala||Lalit Kumar Gupta, IAS||1987|
|26||Uttar Pradesh||Lucknow||Dr. Anup Chandra Pandey, IAS||1985|
|27||Uttarakhand||Dehradun||Utpal Kumar Singh, IAS||1986|
|28||West Bengal||Kolkata||Rajiva Sinha, IAS||1986|
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, Jammu and Kashmir and Puducherry, which have been granted partial statehood, do have Chief Secretaries. In Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir and Puducherry, the Chief Minister chooses the Chief Secretary and is appointed by the Lieutenant Governor.
Chief Secretaries and Advisers to the Administrators of Union territories, in general, are junior in rank compared to the Chief Secretaries of the States. The office bearers generally are of the rank Joint Secretary to Government of India and its equivalents. However, in Delhi and 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.
|S. no||Union territory||Capital||Chief Secretary/Advisor to Administrator||Batch|
|1||Andaman and Nicobar Islands||Port Blair||Chetan B. Sanghi, IAS||1988|
|2||Chandigarh||Chandigarh||Manoj Parida, IAS||1986|
|3||Dadra and Nagar Haveli||Silvassa||A. K. Singh, IAS||1985|
|4||Daman and Diu||Daman||A. K. Singh, IAS||1985|
|5||Jammu and Kashmir||Srinagar (May-Oct)
and Jammu (Nov-Apr)
|B. V. R. Subrahmanyam, IAS||1986|
|6||Ladakh||Leh||Umang Narula, IAS|
|8||National Capital Territory of Delhi||Delhi||Vijay Kumar Dev, IAS||1987|
|9||Puducherry||Pondicherry||Ashwani Kumar, IAS||1986|
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