Rachel Chatterjee

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Rachel Chatterjee
Personal details
Born Rachel K.J Chandy
(1950-12-29) 29 December 1950 (age 67)
Madras, Tamil Nadu, India[1]
Citizenship India
Spouse(s) Tishya Chatterjee (m. 1976)
Children 2 Sons
Residence Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, India
Profession Retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Officer
Social Worker

Rachel Chatterjee is a retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Officer and the first women to be appointed as the Chairperson of Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission.[2]


She was born to K.J Chandy in Chennai, Tamil Nadu and was raised in a Syrian Christian family.[citation needed] She has two sisters and one brother.[citation needed] She did her M. A. in English and a diploma in Journalism.[1] She joined the Indian Administrative Services in 1975 and was allotted to the Andhra Pradesh Cadre.[3]

She is married to Tishya Chatterjee, her batch mate and also a bureaucrat, in 1976. They have two children. She has worked for more than thirty as a bureaucrat at different places and has been a district collector in three different districts.

Positions Held[edit]

  • District Collector of Anantapur District(1983-1984).[3]
  • Commissioner of Municipal Corporation Of Hyderabad (1992-1993).[3]
  • Chairman & Managing Director for AP Transco.[3]
  • Principal Secretary to Department of Medial & Health.[2][3]
  • Principal Secretary to Department of Social Welfare.[3]
  • Director, Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India (1984-1985).[3]


The Government of Canada awarded her the Lester Pearson Fellowship at the University of Ottawa.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Tobacco Board: Smt Rachel Chatterjee". Tobacco Board, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. Mar 7, 2011. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Rachel Chatterjee is APPSC chief". The Hindu. 28 May 2011. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Smt. Rachel Chatterjee who is appointed as chairman, Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission". Information and Public Relations Department, Govt of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 

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