Arun Kumar Mehta formally takes over as J&K Chief Secy from BVR Subrahmanyam


Srinagar: Outgoing Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam on Monday handed over the charge of the office to new Chief Secretary Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta.

Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta, an AGMUT (erstwhile J&K) cadre IAS officer of the 1988 batch, has vast administrative experience in both Jammu and Kashmir and the Government of India.

Previously he has served in the Government of Jammu and Kashmir as Financial Commissioner, Finance Department, Principal Secretary, Power Development Department, and Commissioner Secretary, Information Technology Department among other important positions. He has also served in the Union Government as Additional Secretary, Environment, Forest & Climate Change between 2015 and 2019, and Joint Secretary, Urban Development between 2008 and 2012.

BVR Subrahmanyam, a Chattisgarh cadre officer of the 1987 batch will be proceeding to the Union Government as Officer on Special Duty, Department of Commerce.

He served J&K as Chief Secretary for nearly three years.

He will take over as Commerce Secretary, Government of India on June 30, 2021, upon superannuation of the incumbent Commerce Secretary.