Sri Somesh Kumar

Chief Secretary, Government of Telangana

Sri Somesh Kumar was born on 22nd December, 1963 in the State of Bihar. He has earned a post-graduate degree in Psychology from the University of Delhi. Before joining the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in the year 1989, Sri Somesh Kumar worked as a psychologist in DRDO for about two years between 1987 and 1989. 

As a civil servant, he began his stint as the sub-Collector, Bodhan and went on to serve as PO, ITDA; Addl. Commissioner, GHMC; Collector, Anantapur Dist.; Project Co-ordinator AP Urban Service for Poor; Commissioner, Collegiate Education; Commissioner, Tribal Welfare.

As GHMC Commissioner, he is credited with the introduction of now popular Rs. 5 a-meal scheme and the launch of the Strategic Road Development Plan (SRDP). 

Sri Somesh Kumar served as the Principal Secretary, Tribal Welfare Dept. from November, 2015 to December, 2016 and introduced the much-acclaimed Chief Minister’s ST Entrepreneurship & Innovation Scheme.

As the Principal Secretary, Revenue, Commercial Taxes and Excise, Sri Somesh Kumar ensured smooth transition to the GST regime, plugged loopholes and tax evasion through technological and policy interventions and brought about several measures to curb leakage in the excise revenue.

Sri Somesh Kumar was serving as the Special Chief Secretary (Revenue, CT, Excise) and CCLA (FAC) before being appointed as Chief Secretary to Government of 

CMO, Telangana Secretariat

Sri S. Narsing Rao, IAS

Principal Secretary to Chief Minister

Smt. Smita Sabharwal, IAS

Secretary to Chief Minister

Sri Rahul Bojja, IAS

Secretary to Chief Minister

Sri K. Bhoopal Reddy, IFS

Special Secretary to Chief Minister
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Sri P. Raja Sekhar Reddy

Special Secretary to Chief Minister
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Smt. Priyankaa Varghese, IFS

OSD to Chief Minister