Y. N. Sukthankar

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Y N Sukthankar
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2nd Secretary of the Cabinet
2nd Cabinet Secretary of India
In office
Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru
Preceded by N. R. Pillai
Succeeded by M. K. Vellodi
Personal details
Nationality Indian

Yashwant Narayan Sukthankar, CIE (1897–?) was an Indian civil servant, the second Cabinet Secretary of India and a former Governor of Odisha.

Sukthankar was a member of the Indian Civil Service. He joined the service in 1921 - the first batch of native ICS officers. He was a part of the Finance and Commerce Pool, comprising specialist civil servants, that was constituted at the level of the Government of India during the Second World War. Sukthankar was a specialist in international trade[1] and he went on to serve as Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry[2][3] and as Cabinet Secretary of India from May 14, 1953 to July 31, 1957.[4] He also served as secretary of the Planning Commission of India that formulated India's Second Five Year Plan.[5]

Upon retirement as Cabinet Secretary, he was appointed Governor of Orissa, a post he held from 31 July 1957 till 15 September 1962.[6][7]


  1. ^ "Finance and Commerce Pool — An old-is-gold idea". Hindu Businessline. December 2, 2006. Retrieved 17 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Exchange of Letters regarding Trade". Ministry of External Affairs. Retrieved 17 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Our Governors". Raj Bhavan, Government of Orisaa, Bhubaneshwar. Archived from the original on February 25, 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Cabinet Secretaries Since 1950". Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India, New Delhi. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "2nd Five year Plan". Planning Commission, Yojna Bhavan , Government of India, New Delhi. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "dated June 12, 1957: New Governor of AP". The Hindu. June 12, 2007. Retrieved 17 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "Orissa Legislative Assembly". Lok Sabha Secretariat, Government of India, New Delhi. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 

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