The Tamil Nadu government on Sunday appointed Gagandeep Singh Bedi IAS as Greater Chennai Corporation’s Commissioner.
The incumbent G Prakash who has been in the post since February 2019 will now be replaced by Gagandeep. Gangadeep Singh became a well-known officer in the state for his efficient work when he served as Cuddalore district’s Collector during the most devastating Tsunami in 2004.
Gagandeep Singh Bedi is currently posted as Tamil Nadu’s Agricultural Production Commissioner and Agriculture Principal Secretary. Gagandeep was also Cuddalore District Monitoring Officer for COVID-19. In the transfer order, Chief Secretary Irai Anbu stated that Bedi’s post will be equivalent in status and responsibilities to the cadre post of Principal Secretary-cum-Commissioner.
The 1993 batch bureaucrat from Punjab began his career in the Indian Railways. Following that he was selected for the Indian Administrative Services in the same year and was appointed in the Tamil Nadu cadre. Since then, he has held many prominent positions like the Additional Collector, Cuddalore; Commissioner of Corporation, Madurai; Collector of Kanyakumari District and Cuddalore District.
He was also the Managing Director of Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board and was Secretary for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department.
Known for his dedication and perseverance, the bureaucrat has received several awards for his work – from the Green award in 2003 and 2004 to a national award in 2016 for implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGA).