Vijay Kumar Janjua takes over as 41st Punjab Chief Secretary
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in
A 1989 -batch IAS officer, Vijay Kumar Janjua, on Wednesday joined as Punjab Chief Secretary. He took the charge as the new state Chief Secretary replacing Anirudh Tewari, who has now been posted as Director General, Mahatama Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration.
According to the orders issued by the state government Janjua would also be the Principal Secretary Personnel and Vigilance in addition to his present assignment as Chief Secretary.
Notably, Janjua worked in various departments of Punjab including Rural Development, Industries, Labour, Animal Husbandry etc. He also served in Govt. of India for three years as Director Industries in the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion. During tenure as Deputy Commissioner of Fatehgarh Sahib district, Janjua developed a PRISM software with the help of NIC and introduced computerised registration of properties for the first time in Punjab.
Vijay Kumar Janjua takes over as 41st Punjab Chief Secretary. The new Chief Secretary of the state VK Janjua assumed the charge of his office in the presence of outgoing Chief Secretary Anirudh Tewari. On the occasion ACS to CM A. Venu Prasad besides senior civil officers Tejveer Singh, Hussan Lal, Ajoy Sharma, Rajat Agarwal, Abhinav Trikha, Sonali Giri, Sumeet Jarangal, Kumar Amit, Amrit Kaur Gill, Apneet Riyait, Girish Dayalan and Amit Talwar were also present.
Janjua is a 1989-batch IAS officer and is currently holding the position of the Special Chief Secretary Jails and in addition Special Chief Secretary Elections.
After completing B.Tech in Electronics from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, Mr. Janjua worked for one year at SCL (Semi-Conductor Complex), Mohali, then a Govt. of India enterprise designing computer chips for space agencies. He also worked as an ITS (Indian telecommunication Service) Engineer with Govt. of India for two and half years. Was selected for the IRS (Income Tax) in 1988 and later in IAS in 1989 with All India 12th Rank and was allotted Punjab Cadre. During service, obtained LLB degree from Panjab University and MBA degree with specialisation in Finance from IGNOU, New Delhi. Further did MA in International Development Policies from Duke University, USA.