Shri Chetan B. Sanghi, IAS

Shri Chetan B. Sanghi joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1988. He is serving as Chief Secretary of Andaman and Nicobar Islands since 6th August 2018.

Through his career, he has led a number of assignments in Puducherry, Mizoram, Andhra Pradesh, Goa and Delhi. He served previously in Andamans post Tsunami as Relief and Rehabilitation Commissioner, Secretary Tourism/Finance etc. He was Chief Secretary, Govt. of Puducherry from 2013-2015. Most recently, Shri Sanghi served in the Government of India in the Ministry of Women and Child Development. In his prior assignments with Government of India, he has also served in the Ministry of Defence and ISRO, Department of Space.

Shri Sanghi holds a Masters Degree in Public Policy from National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo, Japan. He has undergone in-service trainings in Management of Information Technology at Indian Institute of Management, Urban Development Management at Human Settlement Management Institute, Innovations in Public Service at Administrative Staff College of India; and 21st Century Public Policy  Making  Challenges of Governance in India at OP Jindal Global University. He is an Alumnus of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.

Public Meetings : 03.00 PM to 04.00 PM

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The Chief Secretary is the Head of the Civil Services in the A&N Administration. He is the Principal Advisor to the Hon'bleLt. Governor on all matters of Policy and Administration. He provides guidance and leadership to other officers and staff in the administration. He is responsible for ensuring coordination between different departments of the A&N Administration and with various Central Government Departments and Organisations.He also functions as

»Secretary (Home)

»Chief Vigilance Officer

»Chairman, Port Management Board

»Vice Chairman, Andaman Adim Janjati Vikas Samiti

»Chairman, Andaman & Nicobar Islands Integrated Development Corporation

»Vice Chairman, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Medical Society

»Chairman, Society for promotion of vocational and Technical Education

»Chairman, A & N Islands Legal Education Society

»Chairperson, Andaman & Nicobar Islands Khadi and Village Industries Board

In addition, he is also responsible for all matters not falling within the subjects assigned to other Secretaries.