Former Telangana Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar to report back to Andhra today- The New Indian Specific


By Specific Information Service

HYDERABAD: A Santhi Kumari, a 1989 batch IAS officer, turned the primary girl Chief Secretary of Telangana on Wednesday and assumed cost at BRKR Bhavan. After the DoPT relieved Somesh Kumar from the Telangana cadre, the federal government appointed Santhi Kumari because the sixth Chief Secretary of the State. She can be in service until April 2025.

Former Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar will report back to the Andhra Pradesh authorities on Thursday. Although, Somesh Kumar considered interesting in opposition to the HC order within the Supreme Court docket, he later modified his thoughts and determined to first adjust to the orders of Division of Personnel and Coaching DoPT.

Somesh was initially allotted to AP throughout the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. He challenged his allotment in CAT, which allotted him to the Telangana cadre. Nevertheless, the Division of Personnel and Coaching (DoPT) challenged the CAT order in Telangana Excessive Court docket. The HC on Tuesday put aside the orders of CAT. Hours after the HC order, the DoPT issued orders and relieved Somesh Kumar from the Telangana cadre and directed him to report back to the AP authorities by January 12.

Santhi Kumari hails from Andhra Pradesh and was the Particular Chief Secretary (Forest) earlier than her elevation. She did her MSc (Marine Biology) and MBA in USA.She has an in depth expertise in a variety of areas, together with poverty alleviation, inclusive growth, training and well being, ability growth and forestry. She served on the United Nations Improvement Programme (UNDP) for 2 years overseeing monetary inclusion.

Santhi Kumari labored within the Chief Minister’s Workplace for 4 years as Principal Secretary to the CM and headed the ‘Business Chasing Cell’, which is remitted to implement single window industrial clearances below TS-iPASS.

She labored within the Medical and Well being Division throughout the Covid-19 pandemic earlier than being shifted to the forest division. She additionally labored as Adilabad District Collector and Commissioner of BC Welfare, apart from holding a number of different key positions in undivided Andhra Pradesh.

In a casual chat after assuming cost at BRKR Bhavan, Santhi Kumari thanked Chief Minister Ok Chandrasekhar Rao for reposing religion in her and giving an essential accountability.

“I’ll implement the flagship schemes and welfare programmes of the federal government with the cooperation of individuals’s representatives, whereas coordinating with the officers,” Santhi Kumari stated. She prolonged Sankranti greetings to the individuals of the State.



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