BVR Subrahmanyam: News

A 1987-batch IAS officer belonging to the Chattisgarh cadre, BVR Subrahmanyam gained his reputation as an expert in the administration of conflict zones. Born on September 6, 1982, in Andhra Pradesh, Subrahmanyam did his graduation in engineering. He later did his post-graduation in management from London Business School. Subrahmanyam has held various positions in the Government as an IAS officer in his career. He served in the Prime Minister’s Office from 2004-2008 and 2012-2015. In 2015, Subrahmanyam was sent to Chhattisgarh upon special request from the Chhattisgarh Government. In a state that was plagued by Maoist attacks, the role played by Subrahmanyam during his tenure as the Additional Chief Secretary (Home) in combating the Maoist threat was widely praised. During his tenure in Chhattisgarh, he was praised for his hands-on approach. It was this quality and his success in Chhattisgarh that made the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet appoint him as the Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir in 2018. He oversaw the reorganization of the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories. In 2021, he became the Secretary of Commerce to the Government of India.

02 Mar 2024


Extreme poverty in India below 3%: World Poverty Clock

India is making significant strides in reducing extreme poverty, with less than 3% of its population living below the extreme poverty threshold of $1.9 (PPP) a day, the World Poverty Clock reported.

26 Feb 2024

NITI Aayog

Below 5% Indians living in absolute poverty: NITI Aayog CEO

Less than 5% of Indians now live in absolute poverty, NITI Aayog CEO BVR Subrahmanyam has said, citing the Household Consumption Expenditure Survey (HCES) for 2022-23.

17 Aug 2019


J&K: After 13 days of clampdown, landlines, internet partially restored

As assured earlier, the government eased restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir, which has been under an unprecedented security cover for days now.

16 Aug 2019

Pakistan News

#KashmirLockdown: Restrictions to be eased soon; government offices opened today

In what is sure to give huge respite to Kashmir residents, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam announced that government offices re-opened in the valley on Friday. Schools, colleges, and other educational institutes will become functional from next week area-wise, he added.

Security of over 400 J&K politicians restored after outrage

The Jammu and Kashmir administration, headed by Governor Satya Pal Malik, restored the security of over 400 politicians after outrage.

20 Nov 2018


Construct 60,000 household toilets within target, J&K government orders agencies

The Jammu and Kashmir government has directed authorities to meet the original target of constructing 60,000 individual household toilets (IHHTs) in urban areas under the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) in the state.

07 Nov 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

Heavy snowfall caused Rs. 500cr-loss to crops, assesses J&K government

The Jammu & Kashmir Government on Tuesday assessed Rs. 500 crore losses to the state's agriculture and horticulture sectors due to the recent heavy snowfall and urged the Center to provide relief to the affected farmers.