Senior IAS officer Arun Mehta has been appointed as Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir after BVR Subrahmanyam was posted as secretary of department of Commerce, Government of India.
Arun Mehta is a 1988 batch IAS officer who has worked on top positions in the UT.
An official order in this regard read, “The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC), vide its order dated 27.05.2021, has approved the appointment of Shri B.V.R. Subrahmanyam, IAS (CG: 1987), Chief Secretary, Jammu and Kashmir, 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”.
It further said that pursuant to the aforesaid order, it has been decided with the approval of the Competent Authority that Arun Kumar Mehta, IAS (AGMUT: 1988) will take over as Chief Secretary, J&K from the date that B.V.R. Subrahmanyam relinquishes the charge, and until further orders.