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1993 batch IAS officer Gagan Singh Bedi is new Chennai Corporation Commissioner


Chennai, May 9(BPNS)

Gagan Singh Bedi, 1993 batch IAS officer is the new Chennai Corporation Commissioner. He will replace G Prakash who has been the corporation commissioner since 2019.

Chief Secretary V Irani Anbu in a Government order stated that Gagan Singh Bedi will replace G Prakash as the Greater Chennai Corporation Commissioner. Chennai city is battling with the Covid pandemic and Bedi will have the job cut out to contain the virus from spreading as the city has become a hotspot.

A graduate Engineer in Electronics and Electrical communication, Gagan Singh Bedi joined the Indian Engineering Services in the year 1993 and was posted with the Indian Railways and in the same year  he got into the Indian Administrative Services (IAS) in the Tamil Nadu cadre.

Bedi is known as a no nonsense, honest and upright officer and has made his mark as Additional Collector, Cuddalore, Commissioner, Madurai corporation and Collector of Kanyakumari and Cuddalore districts. He was also the Managing Director of Tamil Nadu water supply and Drainage Board and was Secretary of Rural Development and Panchyat Raj department.

Presently he was serving as  the Principal Secretary of the State Agriculture Department. He has also served as the District Monitor officer of  Covid 19 in Cuddalore.

As district collector of Cuddalore, he was hailed for his efforts in relief and rehabilitation work when Tsunami struck the district in 2004.