J&K Chief Secretary Mehta takes charge, finally

Srinagar, June 7

Ending a week-long uncertainty, BVR Subrahmanyam on Monday handed over the charge of the office of the J&K Chief Secretary to Arun Kumar Mehta, officials said.

Mehta, an AGMUT cadre IAS officer of the 1988 batch, was appointed the Chief Secretary on May 29 while Subrahmanyam was posted as Officer on Special Duty in the Department of Commerce, Government of India.

While Mehta began working as Chief Secretary on May 31, Subrahmanyam did not hand over the charge immediately. The situation led to criticism from several quarters, like the National Conference and the Congress.

Subrahmanyam, a Chhattisgarh cadre IAS officer, was given the J&K charge in June 2018 and oversaw its transition to a UT after the Centre abrogated Articles 370 and 35-A of the Constitution.

Mehta has a vast administrative experience. — PTI

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