Mr. Somesh Kumar of the 1989 batch of the IAS from Bihar is the new chief secretary of the Government of Telangana succeeding Mr. S. K. Joshi. Mr. Somesh Kumar, born on December 22, 1963, and a post-graduate in Psychology from the University of Delhi, held key posts in high-profile departments.
The Government of Telangana is a democratically elected body that governs the state of Telangana, India. It comprises of the Governor, Dr. (Smt.) Tamilisai Soundararajan who is the ceremonial head of the state, with a democratically elected Chief Minister, Sri K. Chandrashekar Rao, and his council of ministers who run the state.