What is Chief Secretary?

  • (noun): A member of the British Cabinet.

Chief Secretary

The Chief Secretary is the title of a senior civil servant in members of the Commonwealth of Nations, and, historically, in the British Empire. Prior to the dissolution of the colonies, the Chief Secretary was the second most important official in a colony of the British Empire after the Governor, typically termed the 'Colonial Secretary' and often an office held by the Premier or a similar politically elected minister, and with a portfolio which were equivalent to what was later termed the Home Secretary's office.

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Sindh Information Department - Department Sections - Press Information Section
... conferences and briefings be held by the governor, ministers, chief secretary, secretaries, heads of autonomous bodies, heads of local councils, IGP, DIGs, DCs, SSPs once every ... arranges photographic coverage of official engagements of the Governor, the Sindh Chief Minister's advisor, Chief Secretary, administrative secretaries and ...
Chief Secretary - In Countries - Other Parts of The World
... Territories with Chief Secretaries included Nigeria, Kenya and Tanganyika ... Smaller territories used the term Colonial Secretary instead ... The title of Colonial Secretary in Hong Kong was changed to Chief Secretary in 1976 and is still used (now referred to as Chief Secretary for Administration) ...
Outline Of The Isle Of Man - Government and Politics of The Isle of Man - Branches of The Government of The Isle of Man - Executive Branch of The Government of The Isle of Man
... Wood Deputy Governor Michael Kerruish Head of government Chief Minister of the Isle of Man Council of Ministers Chief Minister Tony Brown Treasury Minister Allan Bell Home Minister Martyn Quayle ...
John Mathai (administrator)
... John Mathai IAS is a former Chief Secretary of Kerala, India ... Director of State Cooperative Marketing Federation, Director of Public Instruction, and Secretary for Industries, Power and Forests and Wildlife Departments before becoming the Principal ... He was promoted as Additional Chief Secretary in 2005 ...
Principal Secretary (India)
... The Principal Secretary in India denotes a government official of high seniority and is commonly found in the State governments in India ... Usually, in the Indian state governments a Principal Secretary ranks above a secretary but below the rank of Chief Secretary ... While each state has only a single Chief Secretary, some senior officials may hold the rank of Chief Secretary and are designated as Additional Chief Secretaries or Special Chief Secretaries ...

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