Chennai (29.05.2023): Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary V Irai Anbu (IAS: 1988: TN) is all set to retire on June 30, 2023 and Shiv Das Meena (IAS: 1989: TN), Secretary, Municipal Administration and Water Supply department is likely to replace him. Meena tops the bureaucrats who ran for CS post including Hans Raj Varma (IAS: 1986: TN), N Muruganandam (IAS: 1988: TN).
The incumbent chief secretary V Irai Anbu was appointed as chief secretary of Tamil Nadu replacing Rajeev Ranjan on May 7, 2021 after MK Stalin took oath as chief minister of the state. When Irai Anbu had applied for voluntary retirement a few months prior to his scheduled retirement in June 2023, the chief minister had personally requested him to complete his tenure as chief secretary.
Irai Anbu also opted out of the competition for a state Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) and Mohammad Shakeel Akhtar (Retd IPS: 1989: TN) has been appointed as Chief Information Commissioner.