Following the appointment of BVR Subrahmanyam as Secretary, Department of Commerce, the Union Government decided to appoint senior IAS officer, Arun Kumar Mehta as the chief secretary of J&K.
According to the order the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC), 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.
“Pursuant to the aforesaid order, it has been decided with the approval of the Competent Authority that Shri Arun Kumar Mehta, IAS (AGMUT: 1988) will take Chief Secretary, J&K from the date that Shri B.V.R Subrahmanyam relinquishes the charge, and until further orders,” the statement reads.
Soon after being appointed as Chief Secretary, Dr. Arun Mehta vowed to work for the welfare of people.
“A chance to serve J&K as a chief secretary is indeed an honour. I will leave no stone unturned to work for the welfare of people,” Dr. Mehta Tweeted, adding, “Thanks everyone for your wishes and blessings.”