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.

06 Aug 2020

Narendra Modi

J&K: L-G Murmu resigns; BJP's Manoj Sinha given top post

On Wednesday, exactly one year after the contentious Article 370 was abrogated, GC Murmu, who took oath as the Lieutenant-Governor of Jammu & Kashmir on October 31, 2019, resigned, paving the path for the appointment of former Union Minister Manoj Sinha.

19 Aug 2019

India

Schools re-open in Kashmir, internet services suspended in Jammu

Jammu and Kashmir has been under a lockdown for a fortnight now, and on Monday the state took tiny steps towards normalcy.

17 Aug 2019

India

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.

17 Aug 2019

India

After UNSC's J&K meeting, India says matter 'internal', rebukes Pakistan

On Friday, India reiterated that all issues related to Jammu and Kashmir, specifically the abrogation of Article 370, putting the state under lockdown, and dividing it into two union territories, were the country's internal matter, and Pakistan should stop terrorism to initiate dialog.

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

India

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.