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Rajeev Ranjan unlikely to continue as Chief Secretary as regime changes

Chennai, May 4(BPNS)

Chief secretary of Tamil Nadu Rajeev Ranjan IAS is unlikely to continue in the new Stalin regime which will take the oath of office on Friday, May 7. This was revealed by some top sources in the DMK.

After the Government advisor and former Chief secretary K Shanmugham and Advocate General Vijay Narayan resigned, there is every reason that the incumbent Chief secretary Rajeev Ranjan will not continue in office. The name of V Irai Anbu who is the Additional Chief Secretary and Director, Anna Institute of Management is the likely successor of Rajeev Ranjan according to the grape vine in Chennai’s political circles.

Commissioner of Archeology P Udayachandran and Commissioner of Museums, MS Shanmugham are regularly in touch with the incumbent Chief minister and are now regulars at the Chittaranjan Salai residence of the incumbent Chief minister. These two along with the Tamil Nadu Medical Service Corporation Chief, P Umanath are the powerful officers who will have a major role to play in the new government.

DMK general secretary Duraimurugan while speaking to BPNS said, “The change in bureaucracy will be discussed after the government assumes office. The Chief minister will take necessary calls for his new team and the party will not intervene much in this.”

Municipal administration, PWD and Rural development will find changes at the helm and the Tamil Nadu bureaucracy is expecting changes in steps and there won’t be a major shuffle at present, according to senior bureaucrats.

Public Prosecutor A Natarajan,  Government pleader V Jayaprakash Narayan and several law officers have already resigned from their posts after the election results.