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Chief Secretary

Shri Jishnu Barua

Shri Jishnu Barua, IAS

Chief Secretary

Shri Jishnu Barua is currently the Chief Secretary of Assam since 31.10.2020. He has completed Post Graduate in History from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University. He was awarded an M Phil Degree by Madras University for his thesis titled “Pakistan-Experiments with Democracy and Administrative Reforms”.


Office Phone No(s) : 0361-2261120 / 0361-2261403

C.S. Bungalow Phone No. : 0361-2360115

Mobile No. : 9560603361


In his service career in the State Government of Assam, Shri Barua had served in several important capacities such as Deputy Commissioner N.C. Hills in 1994-95, Deputy Commissioner Jorhat in 1996-97, Managing Director, Assam Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC), Commissioner & Secretary, Personnel, Home & Political Departments, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister of Assam, etc. He had also been on Central Deputation earlier from 2001 to 2006 and had served as Private Secretary to Union Minister of State for Commerce, Statistics and Programme Implementation, etc., and later as Director (Police) in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.

He attended the 46th Course, 2006 at National Defense College (NDC) along with former Chief of Army Staff Gen Dalbir Singh and former Air Force Chief and Air Chief Marshal, Arup Raha.