Chief Secretary of State – UPSC Prelims

Chief Secretary of State:
  • Appointment:
    • The Chief Secretary is ‘chosen’ by the Chief Minister.
    • As the appointment of Chief Secretary is an executive action of the Chief Minister, it is taken in the name of the Governor of the State.
  • Position:
    • The post of Chief Secretary is the senior-most position in the civil services of the states and union territories of India.
    • The position is a cadre post for the Indian Administrative Services.
    • The Chief Secretary is the chief advisor to the Chief Minister in all matters of the cabinet.
  • Tenure:
    • The office of Chief Secretary has been excluded from the operation of the tenure system.
    • There is no fixed tenure for this post.
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