|Chief Secretary of the State|
|Status||Head of Permanent Executive|
|Member of||State Civil Services Board[lower-alpha 1]|
Committee of Secretaries of the state on Administration[lower-alpha 1]
State Crisis Management Committee[lower-alpha 1]
Senior Selection Board[lower-alpha 1]
|Appointer||Appointments Committee of the Cabinet|
The Chief Secretary is usually the senior most IAS officer of the senior most batch in the state. The appointee for the office is approved by state Chief Minister, based on appointee's ability and strong confidence with him or her.
|Term length||No fixed tenure is imposed on the office but term can be extended.|
|Succession||23rd (on the Indian order of precedence)|
|Salary||₹225,000 (US$3,200) monthly|
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The Chief Secretary is the top-most executive official and senior-most civil servant of the state government. The Chief Secretary is the ex-officio head of the state Civil Services Board, the State Secretariat, the state cadre Indian Administrative Service and all civil services under the rules of business of the state government. The Chief Secretary acts as the principal advisor to the chief minister on all matters of state administration.
The Chief Secretary is an officer of the Indian Administrative Service. The Chief Secretary is the senior-most cadre post in the state administration, ranking 23rd on the Indian order of precedence. The Chief Secretary acts as an ex-officio secretary to the state cabinet, therefore called "Secretary to the Cabinet". The status of this post is equal to that of a Secretary to the Government of India.
The salary of Chief Secretary of United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, Punjab and Burma was fixed and was same to Joint Secretary to Government of India during the British Raj.[lower-alpha 2] As per Warrant or Precedence of 1905,[lower-alpha 2] Secretary to Government of India was listed together with Joint Secretary to Government of India and was ranked above the rank of Chief Secretary.[lower-alpha 2]
Chief Secretaries are members of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) who are the administrative head of state governments. A Chief Secretary functions as the central point of interdepartmental coordination at the departmental level and is classified as being in the Apex Grade. Chief Secretary is considered to be 'a linchpin' in the administration. Chief Secretary of the state also acts as the ex-officio Chairman of the State Civil Service Board, which recommends transfer/postings of officers of All India Services and State Civil Services in the state.
Chief Secretaries are assisted by Additional Chief Secretaries or Special Chief Secretaries, depending on the state, and Principal Secretaries, who are the administrative heads of departments they are assigned to.
Chief Secretaries are chosen by the state's Chief Minister. State Chief Secretaries are IAS officers generally equivalent in rank to a Secretary to Government of India and are placed 23rd on Indian Order of Precedence.
The post of Chief Secretary of a State Government is equivalent to Vice Chief of the Army Staff/Commanders and officers in the rank of full General and its equivalents in the Indian Armed Forces, and are listed as such in the Order of Precedence.
|1||Andhra Pradesh||Amaravati||Dr. K. S. Jawahar Reddy, IAS||1990|
|2||Arunachal Pradesh||Itanagar||Dharmendra, IAS||1989|
|3||Assam||Dispur||Pabon Kumar Borthakur, IAS||1989|
|4||Bihar||Patna||Amir Subhani, IAS||1987|
|5||Chhattisgarh||Raipur||Amitabh Jain, IAS||1989|
|6||Goa||Panaji||Puneet Kumar Goel, IAS||1991|
|7||Gujarat||Gandhinagar||Raj Kumar, IAS||1987|
|8||Haryana||Chandigarh||Sanjeev Kaushal, IAS||1986|
|9||Himachal Pradesh||Shimla||Ram Dass Dhiman, IAS||1988|
|10||Jharkhand||Ranchi||Sukhdev Singh, IAS||1987|
|11||Karnataka||Bengaluru||Vandita Sharma, IAS ||1986|
|12||Kerala||Thiruvananthapuram||V. Venu, IAS ||1987|
|13||Madhya Pradesh||Bhopal||Iqbal Singh Bains, IAS||1985|
|14||Maharashtra||Mumbai||Manu Kumar Srivastava IAS||1987|
|15||Manipur||Imphal||Rajesh Kumar, IAS||1988|
|16||Meghalaya||Shillong||Donald Philips Wahlang, IAS||1993|
|17||Mizoram||Aizawl||Dr Renu Sharma, IAS||1988|
|18||Nagaland||Kohima||J. Alam, IAS||1991|
|19||Odisha||Bhubaneswar||Pradeep Kumar Jena, IAS||1989|
|20||Punjab||Chandigarh||Anurag Verma IAS||1989|
|21||Rajasthan||Jaipur||Usha Sharma, IAS||1985|
|22||Sikkim||Gangtok||Vijay Bhushan Pathak, IAS||1990|
|23||Tamil Nadu||Chennai||V. Irai Anbu, IAS||1988|
|24||Telangana||Hyderabad||Shanthi Kumari, IAS||1989|
|25||Tripura||Agartala||Jitendra Kumar Sinha, IAS||1996|
|26||Uttar Pradesh||Lucknow||Durga Shankar Mishra, IAS||1984|
|27||Uttarakhand||Dehradun||Sukhbir Singh Sandhu, IAS||1988|
|28||West Bengal||Kolkata||Hari Krishna Dwivedi, IAS||1988|
In the union territories, which are governed by Administrators, Chief Secretaries are absent. In these territories an Adviser to the Administrator is appointed by the Union Government. However, the union territories of Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir and Puducherry, which have been granted partial statehood, do have Chief Secretaries. In Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir and Puducherry, the Chief Minister chooses the Chief Secretary and is appointed by the Lieutenant Governor.
Chief Secretaries and Advisers to the Administrators of Union territories, in general, are junior in rank compared to the Chief Secretaries of the States. The office bearers generally are of the rank Joint Secretary to Government of India and its equivalents. However, in Delhi and Chandigarh, the topmost civil servant is either of the ranks of Secretary to Government of India and its equivalents or Additional Secretary to Government of India and its equivalents.
|S. no||Union territory||Capital||Chief Secretary/Advisor to Administrator||Batch|
|1||Andaman and Nicobar Islands||Port Blair||Keshav Chandra, IAS||1995|
|2||Chandigarh||Chandigarh||Dharam Pal, IAS||1988|
|3||Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu||Daman||Gaurav Singh Rajawat, IAS||2011|
|4||Delhi||New Delhi||Naresh Kumar, IAS||1987|
|5||Jammu and Kashmir||Srinagar (May–Oct)
and Jammu (Nov–Apr)
|Arun Kumar Mehta, IAS||1986|
|6||Ladakh||Leh||Umang Narula, IAS||1989|
|7||Lakshadweep||Kavaratti||A. Anbarasu, IAS||1996|
|8||Puducherry||Pondicherry||Rajeev Verma, IAS||1992|
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