The Karnataka government on Saturday announced the appointment of T.M Vijay Bhaskar as the state’s new Chief Secretary replacing outgoing CS Rathna Prabha.He will head the State administrative machinery for the next two years.
Mr. Bhaskar, from the 1983 IAS officers’ batch of Karnataka cadre, has been working as Additional Chief Secretary responsible for coordination and overseeing various departments of the State government. During his 34 years of service, he worked for more than eight years in various capacities in education administration and nine years in rural development at the national and state levels. The remaining years of service was in district administration and coordination.
His prominent postings included Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike Administrator, Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewerage Board Chairman, Additional Chief Secretary to government, DPAR, Rural Development and Panchayat Raj, Agriculture, Horticulture, and Cooperation.