Shri Keshav Chandra IAS

Chief Secretary, Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Contact Details:

  • Off: 03192- 233110, 234087
  • Fax: 232656
  • Res: 03192- 233200, 231060
  • Email: cs-andaman[at]nic[dot]in

Shri Keshav Chandra joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1995. He is serving as Chief Secretary of Andaman and Nicobar Islands since 3rd August 2022.

Professional History

>> Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India

>> Chief Executive Officer, Delhi Jal Board, and Secretary (Environment), Government of NCT of Delhi

>> Chairman & Managing Director, Delhi Tourism & Dev. Transport Corporation Ltd. (Sept. 15 to Nov. 16)

>> Secretary (Power and Education), Govt. of Goa (May 12 to August, 13)

>> Secretary (Environment), Government of NCT of Delhi-2012

>> Secretary to Chief Minister, Government of NCT of Delhi (July 2007 to May, 2012)

>> Secretary, New Delhi Municipal Council (July, 2005 to July, 2007)

>> Commissioner (Excise), Government of NCT of Delhi

>> Deputy Commissioner (South-West), Government of NCT of Delhi


>> M. Sc.- Public Governance & Management from London School of Economics

>> M.A.- Economics

Professional Association

>> Director, GSDL Board
>> Member, Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board
>> Director, Shahajahanabad Redevelopment Corporation

Papers & Books

Lecture – Paper

>> Special Invitee for Vatican World Water Summit, Feb.-2017

>> “Fratelli Tutti”: relevant in the time of Pandemic” – Article in Economic Times in November, 2020

>> “India should stop gushing”- Article on water supply in Economic Times, Delhi-2016
>> “Water: The Last frontier of Capitalism”, The Financial Express
>> “Cleaning Delhi Air”- Policy Paper, LSE Journal
>> Lecture in “I Water Conference” Barcelona : 2016 Status of Water Supply in India

>> Lecture in River Rejuvenation: Paris-2016
>> Speaker at the Global Summit on Smart Secure and Sustainable Cities, 2016 UK


Lesser Known Monuments of Delhi



Painting: Exhibitions at IHC, IGNCA and Gandhi Gallery


Shri Keshav Chandra IAS


The Chief Secretary is the Head of the Civil Services in the A & N Administration. He is the Principal Advisor to the HonbleLt. Governor on all matters of Policy and Administration. He provides guidance and leadership to other officers and staff in the administration. He is responsible for ensuring coordination between different departments of the A & N Administration and with various Central Government Departments and Organisations.He also functions as


Chief Vigilance Officer


Chairperson (Port Management Board)



Policy matters of all departments


Chairperson( Andaman and Nicobar Islands Integrated Development Corp Ltd)



Chairperson(Society for Promotion of Vocational and Technical Education)


Chairperson(Andaman and Nicobar Islands Khadi and Village Industries Board)


Parliamentary Affairs




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