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Kerala gets new Chief Secretary

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Mehta handed over charge to Joy in the presence of senior officials of the State government at the secretariat here.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Senior IAS officer V P Joy on Sunday took charge as the 47th Chief Secretary of Kerala. He replaces Vishwas Mehta who retired today.

A 1987 batch Kerala cadre, Joy was on Central deputation before assuming the new charge. He took over from Mehta at the Secretariat here, official sources said.

Mehta handed over charge to Joy in the presence of senior officials of the State government at the secretariat here.

Also a published author, Joy's tenure ends on June 30, 2023, the sources said.Joy became the 47th Chief Secretary of the State after Mehta retired from the service.

Source: Press Trust of India 

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