Girija Vaidyanathan is the Chief Secretary of Tamil Nadu Government. She was appointed the Chief Secretary when Income Tax department had raided the houses and chamber of previous CS Mr. Rama Mohan Rao. Unlike Mr. Rao, Girija is widely regarded as an honest officer who gives very high values to work ethics. She is also seen as an officer who has never took any side in the power tussle between DMK and AIADMK. Her appointment was little bit shocking as neither OPS nor Sasikala was inclined for her. However, she was admired by late Jayalalitha for her performance, particularly the way she had implemented Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme, a pet project of Jayalalitha.
Dr. Girija had also done wonder while being the Secretary of Education Department. She is a no nonsense officer who always demands utmost performance from her juniors.
Profile of Girija Vaidyanathan
Girija was born in Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu. Her father name is S. Venkitaraman, who was the Governor of RBI for two years and considered as one of the most clear thinking economists that India has ever seen. Girija has always been a bright student throughout her career. After completing B. Sc. Honors in Physics, she took admission in IIT – Madras from where she did Ph. D in Health Economics. It was her father who suggested her to go for Civil Services. She appeared in the exam in 1980 and cracked UPSC Civil Services with good rank. She got IAS with her home state as cadre.
Ever since becoming an IAS, Girija has always remained in lime light for her good work. She is among very few officers in Tamil Nadu who are admired by both DMK and AIADMK politicians. However, it must be noted here that she was also side lined for few times.
Husband and Family of Girija Vaidyanathan
Girija has always been quite popular in Tamil Nadu and adjoining states because of her stupendous service records. However, it is quite unfortunate that there is no personal information about her is available on the public forum. In fact, we couldn’t find any mention of her husband and her children anywhere. If you are privy of any such information, please share that in the comment section for future readers.
Girija is the brother - in - law of SVe Shekhar, the BJP leader, who was recently in news for sharing a post on Facebook with vulgar comments against women journalists.