K. M. Chandrasekhar
|K M Chandrasekhar|
|29th Secretary of the Cabinet
29th Cabinet Secretary of India
June 14, 2007 – June 14, 2011
|Prime Minister||Manmohan Singh|
|Preceded by||B. K. Chaturvedi|
|Succeeded by||Ajit Seth|
|Born||K M Chandrasekhar
20 February 1948
|Alma mater||University of Delhi
University of Leeds
K. M. Chandrasekhar (born February 20, 1948) is a retired Indian civil servant, who was the 29th Cabinet Secretary of the Republic of India. He is now the Vice-Chairman of the Kerala State Planning Board.
Early life and education
K. M. Chandrasekhar was born in Kerala to Kesava Menon, who was Chairman of the Railway Service Commission. After graduating from college, he got an MA in history from the University of Delhi. He then earned his M.A. in Management Studies from the University of Leeds.
Chandrasekhar earlier served as the Revenue Secretary of India and also India's Ambassador to WTO in Geneva before which he was a Joint Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of Commerce. Chandrasekhar was the first IAS officer at Director of Fisheries in Kerala and Managing Director(MD) of Civil Supplies in Ernakulam.
He was appointed as the Vice Chairman of the Kerala State Planning Board with Cabinet rank on 15-June-2011, two days after he retired as Cabinet Secretary.
|Order of precedence|
B. K. Chaturvedi
|Order of Precedence of India
as Cabinet Secretary of India
June 2007-June 2011