The Metropolitan Commissioner of the Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region Development Authority (VMRDA), P Basanth Kumar, IAS, has been appointed as the Joint Executive Officer (JEO) of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD).
Basanth Kumar took charge as the Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority (VUDA) Vice Chairman in May 2017. He was then appointed as the first Metropolitan Commissioner for Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region Development Authority (VMRDA) after VUDA got dissolved in September 2019.
The post was earlier held by KS Sreenivasa Raju who has now been transferred and directed to report in the General Administration Department for further posting.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Secretary LV Subramanyam issued orders to this effect on Monday. Sreenivasa Raju was apponted as the TTD JEO for the past eight years despite the change of several governments in the state.