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Thursday, June 21, 2018

IT’S OFFICIAL: BVR Subrahmanyam is new J and K chief secretary; retired IPS Vijay Kumar appointed adviser to Governor

Vijay Kumar (photo courtesy: Twitter)

THE top bureaucrats’ team for the Governor’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir is ready. It’s official now. BVR Subrahmanyam, 1987 batch Chhattisgarh cadre IAS and former PMO official, is the new chief secretary of the state. The state government on Wednesday also appointed two advisers to Governor NN Vohra. They are retired IPS Vijay Kumar and present Jammu and Kashmir chief secretary BB Vyas. Vijay Kumar till a week ago was serving as…
senior security adviser in the union ministry of home affairs (MHA) and someone who was handholding the anti-Naxal operations in particular. 
BoI on Tuesday reported that BVR Subrahmanyam will play a key role in Kashmir after the Governor’s Rule was imposed. Earlier on Tuesday, the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved "placing the services of BVR Subrahmanyam” in Jammu and Kashmir. BVR was the private secretary of former PM Manmohan Singh during UPA-I and then served as a joint secretary in Singh’s PMO during the UPA-II. 
Meanwhile, former IPS officer Vijay Kumar, 66, who is now an adviser to the Governor, made a mark as the chief of the Special Task Force of Tamil Nadu that played a major role in the death of the bandit Veerappan during Operation Cocoon, 2004. Kumar is a 1975 batch retired IPS. He served as the Director General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) from 2010 to 2012. Post retirement, in December 2012, he was appointed as Senior Security Adviser in MHA, a post which he continued even after the Narendra Modi government was installed in May 2014. Kumar is also the author of the book, “Veerappan: Chasing the Brigand”.
Governor NN Vohra is aged almost 82 years, and is a 1959 batch retired IAS officer. He is a former home secretary and defence secretary, apart from being former principal secretary to PM. Vohra will complete 10 years as the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir on June 25.

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