fter the transfer of BVR Subrahmanyam to the central administration, the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has appointed Dr Arun Kumar Mehta as J&K Chief Secretary. Mehta is a senior IAS officer of 1988 batch of J&K cadre.
Home Secretary, Ajay Bhalla in an order issued said that Mehta will take over as Chief Secretary, J-K from the date that B.V.R. Subrahmanyam relinquishes the charge, and until further orders.
“The AAC, vide its order dated 27.05.2021, has approved the appointment of B.V.R. Subrahmanyam, IAS (CG: 1987), Chief Secretary, Jammu & Kashmir (J&K), as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the Department of Commerce, Government of India. The ACC has also approved his appointment as Secretary, Department of Commerce, upon the superannuation of the present incumbent on 30.06.2021,” reads the order, issued by HS.
Pursuant to the order, the order said that it has been decided with the approval of the Competent Authority that Arun Kumar Mehta, IAS (AGMUT: 1988) will take over as Chief Secretary, J&K from the date that B.V.R. Subrahmanyam relinquishes the charge, and until further orders.
“Orders to this effect may be issued by the Government of Jammu & Kashmir,” the order added.
The announcement comes after BVR Subrahmanyam was appointed as OSD in the ministry of commerce in GoI, awaiting his posting as Commerce Secretary next month.