Srinagar: Government on Friday appointed Arun Kumar Mehta (IAS, AGMUT) as the Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir.
“Consequent upon the appointment of B.V.R. Subrahmanyam, IAS (CG:1987), Chief Secretary, J&K, as Officer on Special Duty in the Department of Commerce, Government of India, Arun Kumar Mehta, IAS (AGMUT:1988) is hereby appointed as Chief Secretary, J&K from the date B.V.R. Subrahmanyam relinquishes the charge,” reads the order, a copy of which lies with GNS.
BVR Subrahmanyam was on Thursday appointed J&K Officer on Special Duty in the Department of Commerce, Government of India. He was also named Secretary in the Commerce Department with effect from June 30 when the incumbent superannuates.
The union Home Secretary later approved Mehta’s appointment as new J&K Chief Secretary and asked the local administration to issue orders to this effect.