Chief Secretary Office

Vision Mission
Sh. Sanjeev Kaushal, IAS

Chief Secretary, Haryana

The office of Chief Secretary (CSO) is the principal executive office of Government of Haryana. It deals with several matters, including the Council of Ministers, Vigilance, personnel, parliamentary affairs etc. It formulates policies pertaining to service matters, reservation, employment, ex-gratia, up-gradation etc. applicable to all departments of Haryana Government.

It monitors and coordinates the work pertaining to departments, boards, corporations and offices of Haryana Government. The CSO issues advice to State Government departments on matters referred to it. The administrative control & establishment of IAS/HCS officers, Haryana Secretariat Services and ministerial staff of Secretariat rests with this office. Presently, emphasis is being laid on introducing administrative reforms, computerization, better and faster delivery of services to the public and transparency.

The CSO is headed by the Chief Secretary who is generally the senior-most Indian Administrative Service Officer in the state. The CS is normally assisted directly by senior IAS Officers, including Financial Commissioner & Principal Secretary, Coordination; Special Secretary, Political & Services; Special/Joint Secretary, General Administration; Special/Joint Secretary, Secretariat Establishment; and Special/Joint Secretary Administrative Reforms. Further, Secretary, Rajya Sainik Board, an ex-serviceman of Brigadier rank, working directly under the Chief Secretary, looks after the welfare activities of ex-service-man in the state.

The CSO is situated in the Haryana Civil Secretariat, Sector-1, Chandigarh.

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