Srinagar, June 23: Chhattisgarh-cadre IAS officer BVR Subrahmanyam on Saturday took charge as the Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir.
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet transferred Subrahmanyam to Jammu and Kashmir following the imposition of Governor’s Rule in the valley.
Earlier he served as Additional Chief Secretary (Home) in Chattisgarh.
Jammu and Kashmir was placed under Governor’s Rule on Wednesday after President Ram Nath Kovind approved the measure.
The development took place after Mehbooba Mufti stepped down as Jammu and Kashmir’s Chief Minister following the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) exit from its alliance with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
Subramanyam is an IAS Officer of 1987 batch.
He has served as former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s personal secretary from 2002 to 2007.