Amaravati: The Andhra Pradesh government on Friday appointed 1985 batch IAS officer Sameer Sharma as the state’s next Chief Secretary.
Sameer Sharma is now the Special Chief Secretary, Planning and Resource Mobilisation and also the Vice-Chairman of Institute of Leadership, Excellence and Governance.
He will assume charge as the state Chief Secretary on September 30 upon the retirement of incumbent Aditya Nath Das at the end of his three-month extended tenure.
The General Administration Department issued an order to this effect on Friday.
The state government did not seek a further three-month extension for Das, leading to the appointment of Sameer Sharma as the next Chief Secretary.
Several names did the rounds for the Chief Secretary’s post in the last few weeks and till last week, 1986 batch IAS officer Satish Chandra remained the frontrunner.
Sameer Sharma is due to retire from service on November 30 this year.