Neerabh Kumar Prasad


In a major administrative reshuffle, the General Administration Department (GAD) has appointed Neerabh Kumar Prasad as the new Chief Secretary of Andhra Pradesh, replacing K.S. Jawahar Reddy, who has been transferred.

Mr. Prasad, a 1987 batch IAS officer, is the senior-most officer in the State cadre and is also due to retire by month-end. However, he was selected by TDP national president and Chief Minister-elect N. Chandrababu Naidu for his reputation as an efficient and honest officer. Mr. Naidu will be sworn in as Chief Minister on June 12, with Mr. Prasad overseeing the oath-taking ceremony.

Earlier, Mr. Prasad took charge as Chief Secretary, succeeding his role as Special Chief Secretary for Environment, Forest, and Science and Technology, which he had held since February 2022. He has previously served as Chief Commissioner of Land Administration (CCLA) and began his career as Assistant Collector in West Godavari district in 1988.

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Senior bureaucrats indicated that the incumbent Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy had previously promised to rotate the position of Chief Secretary among senior IAS officers, but ultimately appointed Mr. Jawahar Reddy.

 

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