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Jagan Reddy’s ‘Team CMO’

By IndianMandarins- 03 Jul 2019


While interacting with Indianmandarins in New Delhi on Tuesday, a young leader, among few closest to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S R Jagan Mohan Reddy, clarified that, contrary to the ongoing rumors of few more additions in Jagans ‘Team CMO’  the team is already made and raring to go. He also ruled out rumors that the CM may draft few more officials in his team CMO in the near future.

Jagan’s Team CMO is made up of the following officials:


Ajeya Babu Kallam (Retd IAS:1983:AP): Principal Advisor to CM

  • He is said to be the head of the CMO.
  • Chandrababu Naidu had made him CS in the last week of February 2017 – merely 30 days ahead of his retirement scheduled on 31 March 2017.
  • Ahead of AP Assembly elections, Kallam was in the limelight for his political ambitions of taking a plunge in politics.


Dr P V Ramesh (IAS:1985:AP): Special Chief Secretary to the CM

  • Ramesh is still considered in the good books of NaMo administration.
  • Previously, he served at the Centre as CMD of Rural Electrification Corporation.

Solomon Arokia Raj (IAS:2000: AP): Secretary to the CM

  • An officer who sometimes takes stand. As Secretary, Dept of Industries, he had in February 2017 refused to sign all 91 MoUs during the much trumpeted CII Partnership summit in Vishakhapattanam.

K Dhanajaya Reddy (IAS:2006: AP): Additional Secretary to the CM

  • Prior to this, Reddy served as MD, AP Tourism Development Corporation.
  • After Jagan Reddy’s win, he was the first to be appointed by the AP Govt on May 26, 2019, in the Chief Minister’s office. The rest of the appointments were made after Jagan Mohan Reddy’s oath as CM.


J Murali (IAS:2006:AP): Additional Secretary to the CM

  • Earlier, he was Special Commissioner, Cooperation & Registrar, Cooperative Societies.
  • He had also served as Joint Collector & Additional DM Krishna district; Commissioner, Rajahmundry Municipal Corporation and Special Officer, Godavari Pushkarams.
  • He was also the OSD to then CM Chandrababu Naidu.


Krishna Duvvuri- Special Secretary to the CM

  • He was YSR Congress Party’s PAC Member who was always vocal against Chandrababu Naidu’s programs and financial management.


Dr. Mukthapuram Hari Krishna- Special Officer to the CM

  • Krishna had undertaken padayatra along with Jagan Mohan Reddy


GVD Krishna Mohan- Advisor (Communications) to the State Govt

  • Krishna Mohan, a journalist by profession, is considered the brain behind YSRC’s voice ever since the party's inception.
  • He started his career in Eenadu TV and later on moved to Sakshi TV and became an integral part of Jagan’s family in difficult times.


Avinash- Executive Assistant in the CMO

  • He had extended whole-hearted services to IT wing of Jagan Reddy.

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