Sameer Sharma, the Special Chief Secretary, a 1985-batch IAS officer, has been elevated to the position of Chief Secretary of Andhra Pradesh.
He will take charge of the post from October 10. Sameer will be replacing Aditya Nath Das, who is due to retire on September 30.
Sameer is presently the Special Chief Secretary of Planning and Resource Mobilisation. He had also worked as the Commissioner of Hyderabad, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporations earlier.
He was the Director of the Smart Cities Mission of Government of India, AMRUT and the World Bank-supported urban capacity building programme. He has held the post of chairman of the committees set up by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs to design a national urban policy framework as well as the policy on value capture finance.
Sameer had also worked as the Managing Director of India Tourism Development Corporation and as a consultant for the UN Habitat in Cambodia and the International Federation of Red Cross Societies.