Shailendra Kumar Joshi is appointed as Telangana New Chief Secretary

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Telangana Government has appointed Shailendra Kumar as the Chief Secretary. The In – charge Chief Secretary SP Singh retiring today. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao appointed him as new CS.  Details of New CS are below. 

Shailendra Kumar Joshi, s/o late Sri Shanker Lal Joshi (from Faizabad) and late Smt Shyama Joshi (from Allapur village, Dist Budaun), father employee in Allahabad Bank, mother the home maker, Born on 20 December 1959 in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh. 

Education at Sri Vishnu Bal Sadan ( KG to 5) and Government Inter College (6 to 12) at Bareilly

Studied Telugu as third language in 6 to 8 th classes 

Happily married to Smt Anuradha Joshi ( MA, LLB) the home maker, and have a daughter Rhea Joshi, an IRS Officer.

  1. Professional Qualifications

Bachelor of Engineering Degree from IIT, Roorkee (1977 to 1981) in Electronics and Communication Engineering,

Master of Technology from IIT, Delhi (1981 to 1983) in Communications and Radar Engineering

Phd (2010) from TERI School of Advanced Studies on “Inter-Governmental Fiscal Transfers and the Environment – A Study of India”

  1. Work Experience


Worked for 8 months in the Indian Railways Service of Signals and Telecommunications Engineers,

Joined IAS in 1984. 

Started career as Assistant Collector in Nellore. Worked as Sub-Collector Tenali and Vikarabad, Joint-Collector and Collector Krishna 

As Secretary/ Principal Secretary / Special Chief Secretary handled the Departments of Information

Technology, Irrigation and Command Area Development, Municipal Administration and Urban Development , Energy, Medical and Health, and Revenue in the State Government. 

Had a 9 years stint in the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change in two spells (1991-1994 and 2001+2006) in various capacities (Under/ Deputy Secretary, Director and Joint Secretary) dealing with Ganga River Conservation, National Afforestation and Eco-Development Board , International Cooperation handling and negotiating Montreal Protocol on Ozone Depleting substances, Conventions on Climate Change and Biodiversity. 

As the concerned Joint Secretary was the National Focal Point for Climate Change ( including Clean Development Mechanism), Global Environment Facility and the United Nations Environment Program. Served for an year as the Vice- Chairman of Joint Implementation Mechanism of Kyoto Protocol in Bonn, Germany. 

Unique distinction of being associated with the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (1992), Rio de Janeiro and the United Nations Summit on Sustainable Development (2002), Johannesburg. 

As a key negotiator of India travelled many countries and participated in several bilateral and multinational negotiations. 

Fellow of LEAD International (first cohort) 

Served as Private Secretary to Hon’ble MoS in the Power, Non-conventional Energy Sources, and Agriculture Ministries during the United Front Government. 

Written a book on the “Management of Transboundary Water Resources

IV Miscellaneous  

Most professionally satisfying moment – seeing flowing water in various projects especially, in the erstwhile Mahboobnagar District 

Dream – completion of Kaleshwaram Project in time 

Grateful to Hon’ble Chief Minister for giving me this opportunity to serve the State in the capacity of Chief Secretary 

Rededicate myself to serve all the people to the best of my capabilities.


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