Chairman & Director General
Ms. Chandana Khan joined Indian Administrative Service in 1979 and has worked in several capacities in the state of Andhra Pradesh. She had worked as collector in Kadappa District. She was also the Director – “Woman, Child and Disability Welfare”. She is Secretary to “Road and Building Department” also the Principal Secretary of “Tourism, Culture, Youth and Sports” and Commissioner of Enquiries under GAD. Presently she is working as Principal Secretary (PE & SSA) and Secretary (Tourism) Full Addl. Charge, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh. She is known for her iron will and astute administration. She can make impossible, possible. She is double faceted dynamite, an artist on one hand and an administrator on the other. She has a creative artistic temperament and has created an aesthetic world around her. She has a unique way of expressing herself in colors. Though she was born in Bengal, her identity is more profound in Andhra Pradesh. She has been staying on this Telugu land for 30 years now serving Telugu people in various ways and forms. A few minutes with her is worthwhile. She completed her M. Phil in English literature from Jadavpur University, Kolkata and has also done an M.A in gender development from University of East Anglia, Norwich. Her areas of interest are painting & creative writing. She has participated in solo and group exhibitions of paintings in India and abroad. She has published 4 collections of poems & 3 collections of short stories in Bengali.