Monday, November 30, 2015

Former chief secretary Ramachandran passes away

BENGALURU: Former chief secretary V Ramachandran (84) passed away Tuesday. He died in Bengaluru following old age ailments. He was residing in Jawahar Nagar in the capital city.

Ramachandran, an IAS officer of 1953 batch, retired from service in 1989. He had served as collector, planning and finance secretary, electricity board chairman and industrial development corporation chairman. He had also served as the joint secretary during the tenure of former Prime Ministers Indira Gandhi and Morarji Desai.

He had also worked as consultant to UNESCAP, UNCHS, United Nations Economic & Social Council (UNESC), UNDP on multi-level planning, intergovernmental relations in countries, integrated physical, economic and environmental planning, Project Evaluation, etc. Had served as the vice-chairman of the U.N Committee on Right to Development from 1980 to 1984.

After retiring from service, he was appointed advisor to Governor of Tamil Nadu during President’s rule in 1991. He was vice-chairman, State Planning Board, Kerala from 1991 to 1996 and from 2001-2005 with rank of Cabinet Minister.

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