TN Chief Secretary clarifies about letter to department secretaries

Chief Secretary V Irai Anbu has clarified that the letter he wrote to all department Secretaries to inform Governor RN Ravi about development schemes was the usual practice, which has been unnecessarily spun into a political controversy.

Hours after it became a talking point in political circles, Irai Anbu, in a statement released by the government, said, “I learned that an official letter I wrote to all department secretaries has become an unnecessary topic of debate. The state government has newly assumed office. I have sent an official letter to all department officials to collect details for informing the Governor about the social development schemes under implementation. It’s quite common in the administration to advise (officials) to collect such details pertaining to scheme implementation,” he clarified.