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Andhra Pradesh State Government

The Andhra Pradesh Secretariat is the office of the Chief Minister and his Ministers.

President’s Rule

On March 1, 2014 President signed ordinance promulgating central rule in Andhra Pradesh. Governor ESL Narasimhan will take over reigns of administration from state government. The MLAs will lose their powers and administrative and police powers will be bestowed upon Governor. The State is placed under President’s rule after Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy has tendered his resignation protesting Centre’s decision of bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.

Union Cabinet recommends dissolution of Andhra Pradesh Assembly. It also recommended extension of President’s Rule beyond April 30, 2014. The decision is a technicality as President’s rule in the State expires automatically if it is not ratified b Parliament within a period of two months. Since general elections are underway, it is not feasilble for government to convene Parliament. Apr 25, 2014

Chandrababu Naidu led Government

Winning 106 out of the 175 Assembly seats, Telugu Desam Party in alliance with Bharatiya Janata Party has formed the Government in Andhra Pradesh. Former Chief Minister and TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu is the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.

Chief Secretary Prasanna Kumar Mohanty briefed Chandrababu Naidu on the ongoing process of the state bifurcation. He gave a power point presentation to Chandrababu on division of assets, government employees and distribution of All India Services (IAS, IPS and IFS) officers between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. May 22, 2014

Andhra Pradesh Government has asked revenue officials to stop all land registrations following a mad rush of purchase of land in Krishna and Guntur districts. The purchase of land has picked up following the announcement of Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu that the new capital would come between Vijayawada and Guntur. Jul 4, 2014

Biometric attendance system in Schools
Andhra Pradesh Government has proposed implementation of a biometric attendance system in schools for both students and teachers. The proposal will help ensure accountability. Andhra Pradesh Education Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao said that the system will be introduced in Visakhapatnam and would be replicated in other districts in the future. The proposal didn’t go well with the teachers who suspect the motives of the government. They feel that the minister intended to say that teachers are not sincere about their duties. Aug 9, 2014

2015

On 8 December 2015, the Andhra Pradesh State government has announced ban of four liquor brands in the State. The move to ban came after five persons in Vijayawada died after consuming spurious liquor on 7 December 2015. The banned brands include Officers' Choice, Original Choice, Directors' Special and Bagpiper.

Chief Minister explains loss suffered by State due to floods and drought to central teams
On 11 December 2015, Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu sought Centre's assistance to overcome the losses due to flood and drought in the State. The State has suffered a loss of Rs. 3,759.97 crore. The Chief Minister interacted with central teams on flood and drought separately. The districts of Nellore, Chittoor and Kadapa districts received excess rainfall of 6 to 11 percent between November 15 and 23.

  • The report on flood loss has been submitted to the Centre on December 5. The report of the State government also contains the flood relief measures initiated by it.
  • Agricultural sector suffered a loss of Rs. 426.94 crore, horticulture Rs. 335.27 crore, livestock Rs. 17.97 crore, fisheries Rs. 492.96 crore, handloom Rs. 4.77 crore, irrigation Rs. 818.29 crore, roads and buildings Rs. 711.9 crore, electricity Rs. 35.05 crore, panchayat raj Rs. 589.54 crore and municipalities Rs. 124.34 crore
  • Three central teams which were appointed to study drought in the State toured the drought-hit mandals on December 8 and 9
  • Chief Minister told the central teams that the farmers failed to cultivate 5 lakh hectares of land in 10 districts due to drought. 359 mandals in 9 districts were declared as drought-hit.
  • The State has received 71 mm rain fall against average rainfall of 168 mm.

Administration

IAS Officers

IAS Officer Position Appointed on
Dinesh Kumar Chief Secretary
M Sahoo Principal Secretary, Energy
Hiralal Samaria Chairman and Managing Director, AP Transco May 15, 2012
B Aravinda Reddy Principal Secretary, Irrigation (Rayalaseema) May 15, 2012
V Usha Rani State Project Director, Rajiv Vidya Mission May 15, 2012
K Madhusudhana Rao Commissioner, Agriculture May 15, 2012
Rajiv Ranjan Mishra Municipal Administration May 15, 2012
Sunil Sarma Secretary, Infrastructure & Investment May 15, 2012
M Padma Chief Rationing Officer, Hyderabad May 15, 2012
Ch Vijay Mohan Managing Director, AP Foods May 15, 2012
Gaurav Uppal Executive Director, AP State Housing Corporation May 15, 2012
Gorrela Suvarna Panda Das Executive Director, Hyderabad Metro Water Supply & Sewage Board May 15, 2012
Ajay Jain No Posting
Sasidhar No Posting
Prasanta Kumar Mahapatra Additional Director General, Dr. Marri Chenna Reddy Human Resources Development Institute April 26, 2012
Neerabh Kumar Prasad Metropolitan Commissioner, Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority April 26, 2012
RV Chandravadan Commissioner, Information & Public Relations and Ex-Officio Secretary to Government April 26, 2012
B Venkatesham Managing Director, Andhra Pradesh State Housing Corporation April 26, 2012
Ajoyendra Pyal Special Chief Secretary (Irrigation) and I&CAD Department and Commissioner, CADA April 26, 2012
Jagadish Chander Sharma Principal Secretary (Labour, Employment, Training and Factories Department) April 26, 2012
D Sreenivasulu Principal Secretary (Mines, Industries and Commerce Department) April 26, 2012
P Satyanarayana Reddy Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, Andhra Pradesh Technology Services April 26, 2012
T Vijaya Kumar Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, Andhra Pradesh Agro Industries Development Corporation April 26, 2012
AK Parida Director General of Environmental Protection, Training and Research Institute (EPTRI) August 23, 2012
Indrajit Kumar Department of Primary Education August 23, 2012
MV Satyanarayana Commissioner, GVMC August 23, 2012
A Vani Prasad Collector, Ranga Reddy August 23, 2012
V Seshadri Collector, Visakhapatnam August 23, 2012
Raghunandan Rao CEO, Employment Generation Mission August 23, 2012
Shashank Goel Resident Commissioner, AP Bhavan, New Delhi August 23, 2012
SK Sinha Principal Secretary, General Administration August 23, 2012
R Karikal Valaven Secretary, Housing August 23, 2012
Rajat Kumar Commissioner, Industries August 23, 2012
Kantilal Dande Commissioner, Tourism August 23, 2012
PV Ramesh Finance Department
G Vinod Kumar Agarwal Principal Secretary of Registration & Stamps (Revenue Department)

(Formerly, Principal Secretary of Public Enterprises)

September 11, 2012
AP Sawhney Principal Secretary, Health & Medical and Family Welfare September 11, 2012
AR Sukumar Principal Secretary, Backward Classes Welfare

(Formerly Special Commissioner, Office of Chief Commissioner, Land Administration)

September 11, 2012
Shalini Mishra Vice Chairman & MD of APIDC

(Formerly AP Rajiv Swagruha Corporation)

September 11, 2012
B Kishore Commissioner, Survey, Settlement and Land Records

(Formerly Commissioner, Labor Welfare)

September 11, 2012
GD Aruna Special Commissioner, Office of Chief Commissioner, Land Administration

(Formerly Commissioner, Ayush)

September 11, 2012
B Ramanjaneyulu Commissioner, Labor Welfare

(Formerly GVMC Commissioner)

September 11, 2012
K Devanand MD, AP Rajiv Swagruha Corporation

(Formerly Commissioner, Small Savings)

September 11, 2012
J Syamala Rao MD, Hyderabad Metro Water Supply and Sewerage Board

(Formerly MD, AP Health and Medical Infrastructure Development Corporation)

September 11, 2012
Adhar Sinha BC Welfare JD

(Formerly MD, Hyderabad Metro Water Supply and Sewerage Board)

September 11, 2012
Sayed Omar Jaleel Posting in abeyance September 11, 2012
Anitha Ramachandran Mission Director, MEPMA

(Formerly Joint Collector, Anantapur)

September 11, 2012
Ronald Rose Additional Commissioner, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation

(Formerly Additional CEO, SERP)

September 11, 2012
G Kishen Director, BC Welfare September 11, 2012
Praveen Kumar Joint Collector, Visakhapatnam
K Vijayanand Managing Director, AP Genco Urmila Subba Rao
Chairperson, Godavari Valley Development Authority Sanjay Jaju IT secretary

IPS Officers

IPS Officer Position Appointed on
B Prasad Rao Promoted, Director General of Anti-Corruption Bureau May 19, 2012
AK Khan Managing Director and Vice-Chairman of APSRTC May 19, 2012
Anurag Sharma Police Commissioner, Hyderabad May 19, 2012
TP Das Director General, Prisons & Correctional Services May 19, 2012
Aruna M Bahuguna Promoted as DGP, Chairman of AP State Police Housing Corporation Ltd. - Additional DGP, APSP May 19, 2012
Syed. Anwar ul Huda Promoted to rank of Director General of Police, Director General of Police (Law & Order) May 19, 2012
Lokendra Sharma Director-General, Special Protection Force (Rank of DGP) May 19, 2012
Madanlal Managing Director, AP State Police Housing Corporation Ltd May 19, 2012
JV Ramudu Additional Director General of Police, Grey Hounds May 19, 2012
Damodar Goutam Sawang Promoted to rank of Additional Director General of Police, Additional Director General of Police, APSP May 19, 2012
Anurag Sharma Hyderabad City Police Commissioner
Aruna Bahuguna Director of National Police Academy

Andhra Pradesh Government Organisations & Departments

Social Welfare

The Social Welfare Department of the Andhra Pradesh Government is dedicated to the integrated and overall development of Scheduled Castes.

Andhra Pradesh Central Power Distribution Company (APCPDCL)

Officer Position Notes
V Anil Kumar Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) Appointed on January 11, 2013

APIDC

Officer Position Notes
Anitha Rajendra Vice-Chairman and MD Appointed on January 11, 2013. Previously district collector of Prakasam

AP State Civil Supplies Corporation Ltd.

Officer Position Notes
D Varaprasad Vice-Chairman and Managing Director Appointed on July 28, 2012

Agriculture, Cooperation & Marketing

Officer Position Notes
IYR Krishna Rao Special Chief Secretary

Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Department

Minister: Pattipati Pulla Rao
Principal Secretary: Manmohan Singh

The following departments are under Animal Husbandry and Fisheries.

  • AP Dairy Development Cooperative Federation Ltd.
    • Managing Director: J.Murali, IAS (appointed on 2 December 2015)
  • AP Live Stock Development Agency
  • Director of Animal Husbandry
  • Commissioner of Fisheries Department
  • A.P. State Fishermen Co-operative Societies Federation
  • A.P. Meat Development Corporation
  • A.P. Sheep & Goat Development Co-operative Federation

Health and Family Welfare

Officer Position Notes
Poonam Malakondaiah Commissioner Assumed charge on January 11, 2013

Hyderabad Metro Water Supply & Sewerage Board

Officer Position Notes
Gorrela Suvarna Panda Das Former Executive Director Till January 11, 2013

Infrastructure and Investments

Officer Position Notes
T Krishna Babu, IAS Secretary, Investment and Infrastructure
KV Brahmananda Reddy Former Special Secretary

Revenue

Minister: KE Krishna Murthy

The following departments comes under Department of Revenue

  • Chief Commissioner of Land Administration
    • Joint Secretary: B. Rama Rao, IAS (appointed on 2 December 2015)
  • Commissioner of Commercial Taxes
  • Commissioner for Disaster Management
  • Commissioner of  Survey Settlements and Land Records
  • Special Officer & Competent Authority, Urban Land Ceiling
  • Commissioner, Prohibition and Excise
  • Commissioner & Inspector General, Registration and Stamps
  • District Gazetteers
  • Sales Tax, Appellate, Tribunal
  • Commissioner, Endowments
  • A.P. Beverages Corporation Ltd.
  • Estate Officer
  • A.P. Toddy Tappers Co-op. Finance Corporation Limited
  • Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam (TTD)
  • A.P. State Level Prohibition Advisory Committee
  • Special Collector, (L.A) (S.R.S.P), (S.S.P) & (J.C.R.G..LI.P)
  • A.P. Prohibition and Excise Academy
  • Director of Enforcement (Proh. and Excise)
  • Commissioner of Distilleries and Breweries

Former Officials
Former Principal Secretary: M Samuel

Municipal Administration & Urban Development

Minister: Dr. P Narayana

The following departments come under Municipal Administration:

  • Municipal Administration and Urban Development,Govt. of Andhra Pradesh
  • Commissioner and Director of Municipal Administration (CDMA)
  • Engineer- in- Chief (Public Health)
  • Director of Town and Country Planning (DTCP)
  • Mission for Elimination of Poverty in Municipal Areas (MEPMA)
  • Andhra Pradesh Municipal Development Project (APMDP)
  • A.P. Urban Financial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (APUFIDC)
  • Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC)
  • Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC)
  • Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA)
  • Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority (VUDA)
    • N Yuvaraju - Vice-Chairman, VUDA (Appointed on January 11, 2013. Previously, Joint Collector of Guntur)
  • Tirupathi Urban Development Authority (TUDA)

Vijayawada, Guntur Tenali and Mangalagiri Urban Development Authority

Officer Position Notes
GSRKR Vijay Kumar Former Vice-Chairman, VGTUDA Till January 11, 2013

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation

Officer Position Notes
Somesh Kumar Municipal Commissioner Took Charge on October 23, 2013

Others

Officer Position Appointed on
Sreedhar Cheruka APIIC Executive Director

Former Officials

Former Chief Secretaries

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