Senior IAS officer Somesh Kumar called on Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy at the latter's camp office in Amaravathi today.
He said that it was a courtesy call with the CM after reporting for his posting with the Andhra Pradesh government.
Somesh Kumar, who till last week was the Chief Secretary of Telangana, reported for duty in AP following a directive from the union government's Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) to join the AP cadre and report in the State by January 12.
Kumar was removed as the Chief Secretary of Telangana after the Telangana High Court on January 10 quashed his allotment to the State, setting aside the order of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) allocating him to Telangana in 2016. The same day the DoPT relieved him from Telangana and directed him to join the AP government by January 12.
Before meeting with the AP CM, Somesh Kumar met AP Chief Secretary K S Jawahar Reddy at the latter's camp office, and submitted a joining report to him.
"I have complied with the order of the Government of India and reported to the AP government. As an officer, I have to take up any responsibility given by the government," Kumar told reporters when he arrived at the Gannavaram airport.
"I am ready to take up any responsibility that the government entrusts to me. No post is big or small. Whatever post I get, I will work," he said when asked whether he would accept a lower post in Andhra Pradesh after serving as the Chief Secretary in Telangana.
The Telangana government had on Wednesday appointed A Santhi Kumari as the new Chief Secretary.
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