Lt.-Governor issues order to distribute administrative subjects among IAS officers in Puducherry

As per the order, Chief Secretary Sharat Chauhan will handle the Home, Departmental Inquires, Confidential and Cabinet Departments

Updated - April 23, 2024 06:48 am IST

Published - April 22, 2024 03:18 pm IST - PUDUCHERRY

Puducherry Chief Secretary Sharat Chauhan

Puducherry Chief Secretary Sharat Chauhan

The government has allocated administrative subjects among senior IAS officers in Puducherry. As per an order issued by the Lieutenant Governor, Chief Secretary Sharat Chauhan will handle the Home, Departmental Inquires, Confidential and Cabinet Departments.

The name of Secretaries and portfolios allocated them are as follows:

Padma Jaiswal, will handle Stationery, Printing, Sainik Welfare and Freedom Fighters Cel; M. Raju will handle Health, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Labour; Ashish Madhaorao More, will look after the responsibilities of the Development Commissioner, Excise Commissioner and handle the portfolios of Finance, Port, Revenue, Excise and Relief cum Rehabilitation

A. Muthamma will handle Planning and Research, Transport, Civil Supplies, Power, Social Welfare, Women and Child Development, Backward Classes and Minorities Welfare; A. R Talwade will handle Economics, Statistics, Sports and Youth Affairs; Jayanta Kumar Ray, will look after Public Works, Tourism, Information Technology, CEO of Smart City and Project Director of Project Implementation Agency.

A. Nedunchezhiyan will handle Rural Development, Cooperation, Fisheries, Art and Culture, HRI and Wakf Board and will be chairperson, DRDA. Pankaj Kumar Jha has been appointed as Resident Commissioner, New Delhi and Controller of Examination and AR wing, the government order said.

R. Kesavan will handle General Administration, Personnel, Vigilance, Fire Service, Town and Country Planning, Housing, Information and Publicity. He will also look after the subject of Special Secretary (Home), the order said.

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