Vishwas Mehta takes charge as Kerala Chief Secretary

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Dr Vishwas Mehta took charge as Kerala's new Chief Secretary, at a simple function at the Secretariat here on Monday.

 

Outgoing Chief Secretary Tom Jose handed over the charge to Dr Mehta.

The 1986 batch Rajasthan cadre officer is the state's 46th chief secretary, and will continue to hold the office till February 28, 2021.

Besides being the Additional Chief Secretary (Home), Mehta had also served the state and Central governments in various capacities, including Collector of Wayanad and Idukki districts and Joint secretary in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Tourism Director in the Ministry of Tourism and Culture.

The cabinet on Wednesday appointed additional chief secretary Vishwas Mehta as the next chief secretary of the state.

 

With inputs from PTI

Image credit: Times of India
 

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