Meghalaya's Rebecca Vanessa Suchiang became the first native woman chief secretary

Meghalaya's Rebecca Vanessa Suchiang became the first native woman chief secretary

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Category : State Published on: September 30 2021

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·       Rebecca Vanessa Suchiang, a 1989-batch Indian Administrative Service officer, has been appointed as the Chief Secretary of Meghalaya, making her the first native woman from the state to head the bureaucracy.

·       Suchiang, who had served in departments such as Home, Finance, Personnel, has become the first Khasi woman to hold the coveted position.

·       The first woman chief secretary of Meghalaya was P.P. Trivedi in the late 80s.

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About Meghalaya

v Capital: Shillong

v Governor: Satya Pal Malik

v Chief Minister: Conrad Sangma

v Chief Justice of High Court: Justice Dinesh Maheshwari

v State Animal: Clouded Leopard

v State Bird: Hill Myna

v State Flower: Lady Slipper Orchid

v State Tree: Gamhari

v Major Crops: Potato, Cotton, Pineapple, Orange

v Languages: Khasi, Garo, Jaintia, Bengali, Assamese, English

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