Hyderabad: S.P. Tucker will be the new chief secretary to the AP government.
Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu informed this to Mr Tucker after he met the former in Vijayawada on Monday.
Mr Naidu is expected to formally announce the new chief secretary during the Cabinet meeting scheduled for January 25, and orders are expected to be issued on January 30. An IAS officer of the 1981 batch, Mr Tucker will retire on September 31, 2016.
Chief Secretary I.Y.R. Krishna Rao will retire on January 31, 2016. It is not clear if he will be given a post-retirement appointment, as has been the practice.
Special chief secretary A.K. Parida had also aspired for the chief secretary’s post....