The President’s Secretariat

The President of India is the Head of the State and exercises powers as defined in the Constitution of India. The President’s Secretariat provides secretarial assistance to the President in discharging constitutional, ceremonial and other State responsibilities.

The President’s Secretariat is headed by the Secretary to the President who is assisted by a team of officers as per details available on The President’s Secretariat website. The President’s Secretariat includes Secretariat, Household and Garden workcharged establishments. These wings perform tasks relating to constitutional, administrative, hospitality of State guests, petitions on wide ranging subjects from general public and maintenance of Rashtrapati Bhavan, President’s Estate and Gardens.

All matters requiring attention of the President in matters relating to executive power and powers under statutes or relating to appointments of constitutional authorities are received in the President’s Secretariat from the nodal Ministries concerned and submitted to the President through the Secretary to the President. Once the President has assented to the proposed course of action, the files go back to the concerned Ministries.

The President’s Secretariat is located at

Rashtrapati Bhavan,
New Delhi, India – 110 004.

  91-11-23017290 / 91-11-23017824

Work Distribution in The President’s Secretariat

Secretary to the President

Shri Sanjay Kothari
Secretary to the President
Head of the Department

Joint Secretary to the President

Shri Bharat Lal
Joint Secretary
Administration and Constitutional matters

Military Secretary to the President

Maj.Gen. Anil Khosla, AVSM, SM, VSM**
Ceremonial functions, tours and medical cover

Joint Secretary-cum-Social Secretary to the President

Shri Randhir Kumar Jaiswal

Internal Financial Adviser

Shri Siddharth Sharma
PAO, US(W), Joint Director
Finance & Accounts, Cultural Activities, Welfare Activities and Museums

Press Secretary to the President

Shri Ashok Malik
Matters relating to Press

Physician to the President

Dr. Narender Kumar Kashyap
Dy Physician to the President
Medical coverage to the President, VVIPs in Rashtrapati Bhavan and the staff


Shri Niranjan Kumar Sudhansu
Administration, Bill Admin, Bill Estt & Cash,CA-I, CA-II, CA-III, Central Registry & Records, Establishment, Estates, Building & Accommodation, Garage, General Administration, Household & Garden-Establishment matters, Public-I & Public-II, E-Governance

Officer on Special Duty

Shri P Praveen Siddharth

Deputy Military Secretary to the President

GP Capt Anuj Gupta
Ceremonial functions and tours

Comptroller, President’s Household

Capt (IN) Prashant Singh
President’s Household

Dy Press Secy to the President

Ms. Shamima Siddiqui
Matters relating to Press

OSD (Research)

Shri Sunil Kumar Trivedi
OSD (Research)

Special Comptroller, President’s Household

Ms. Anita Bimal
President’s Household

Deputy Secretary

Shri J.G. Subramanian
Administration, Establishment and Transport(President's Garage) and RTI
DS (Admn, Estt. & Tpt)


Smt. Anandi Gusain
Looks after the work in Hindi

Joint Director

Smt. Anjali B.M. Bakshi
Work related to Museum, AYUSH Wellness Clinic and 4-S Initiative (Smartgram, Sanskar, Sparsh & Sanskrit) in President's Estate along with other miscellaneous activities related to welfare and Link officer of IFA and Estate Officer

Under secretaries

Shri John Basil
US (Transport & Welfare)
Matters of Welfare Section, Matter of Garage Section
Shri Jag Mohan
Shri Vijay Kashyap
US(Ceremonial, Invitation & Tour)
Shri Ashok Kumar
US(EBA, GA & Message)
Matters of EBA, GA & Message Section
Smt Rubina Chauhan
US(Admn & Estt)
Shri S.N.S. Prakash
US(Public, RTI, CR Library & CAPIO)
Public, RTI, CR and Library
Shri Pankaj Saurabh
US(eGovernance, Record and O & M)
eGovernance, Records and O & M

OSD (Communication)

Shri Ankit Jain

Deputy Director (Art)

Shri Sandeep Jain

Public Relations Officers, Visitor Management Cell

Shri Anupam Kumar Nag
Public Relation Officer, Visitor Management Cell
Matters relating to visit of Rashtrapati Bhavan
Shri Kumar Samresh
Public Relation Officer, Museum
Central Assistant Public Information Officer Central Public Information Officer Appellate Authority
Shri S.N.S. Prakash(Central Assistant Public Information Officer) Shri J.G. Subramanian (Central Public Information Officer) Shri Randhir Kumar Jaiswal (Appellate Officer)
The President’s Secretariat, Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi-110004 The President’s Secretariat, Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi-110004 The President’s Secretariat Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi-110004
Telephone: 011-23015321 Extn: 4625(O) E-mail: Telephone: 011-23015321 Extn: 4285(O) E-mail: Telephone: 011-23015321 Extn: 4505(O)
Chief Vigilance Officer Office Address: Residence Address:
Shri Niranjan Kumar Sudhansu (Director) President’s Secretariat Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi-110004 1, Gurudwara Rakabganj Road, New Delhi
  Telephones: 011-23016767, 011-23015321 Extn: 4444(O) Telephones: 011-23092549, 011-23015321Extn: 4337(O)
Statement Showing the Posts and Scales of Officers of The President’s Secretariat
Sr. No. Name of Post Level Name
1 Secretary to the President 17 Shri Sanjay Kothari
2 Joint Secretary to the President 15 Shri Bharat Lal
3 Military Secretary to the President 14 Maj.Gen. Anil Khosla, AVSM, SM, VSM**
4 Joint Secretary-cum-Social Secretary to the President 14 Shri Randhir Kumar Jaiswal
5 Internal Financial Adviser 14 Shri Siddharth Sharma
6 Press Secretary to the President 14 Shri Ashok Malik
7 Physician to the President 14 Dr. Narender Kumar Kashyap
8 Director 13 Shri Niranjan Kumar Sudhansu
9 Officer on Special Duty 13 Shri P Praveen Siddharth
10 Dy Military Secretary to the President 13 GP Capt Anuj Gupta
11 Comptroller, President’s Household 13 Capt (IN) Prashant Singh
12 Dy Press Secretary to the President 14 Ms.Shamima Siddiqui
13 OSD (Research) 14 Shri Sunil Kumar Trivedi
14 Special Comptroller, President’s Household 13 Ms. Anita Bimal
15 Deputy Secretary 12 Shri J.G. Subramanian
16 OSD(Hindi) 12 Smt. Anandi Gusain
17 Joint Director 12 Smt. Anjali B.M. Bakshi
18 Under Secretary (Transport & Welfare) 11 Shri John Basil
19 US(DDO) 11 Shri Jag Mohan
20 US(Ceremonial, Invitation & Tour) 11 Shri Vijay Kashyap
21 US(EBA, GA & Message) 11 Shri Ashok Kumar
22 US(Admn & Estt) 11 Smt Rubina Chauhan
23 Under Secretary(RTI, CR, Public Library & CAPIO) 11 Shri S.N.S. Prakash
24 US(eGovernance, Record and O & M) 11 Shri Pankaj Saurabh
25 OSD (Communication) 11 Shri Ankit Jain
26 Deputy Director (Art) 11 Shri Sandeep Jain
27 Public Relation Officer, Visitor Management Cell 11 Shri Anupam Kumar Nag
28 Public Relation Officer, Museum 11 Shri Kumar Samresh
Right to Information Act

The President’s Secretariat has been receiving applications seeking information on various subjects, most of them being dealt with by the Ministries and Departments, and such applications, as per the RTI act, are being duly forwarded to the concerned public authority.

The RTI Act 2005, provides that if any information sought by any person is held by or is primarily the function of another public authority such applications will be transferred to that other public authority.

To Prevent delay - It is requested that the applications for information on subjects pertaining to Ministries or Departments may be sent directly to the Public Information Officer of the concerned public authority so that the requests can be attended to directly by the concerned authorities.Fee - Applications seeking information held by the President’s Secretariat should include:

Demand draft / bankers cheque for Rs 10/- ( the application fee). The draft may be drawn in favour of the PAO, President’s Secretariat.

A receipt for the fee deposited in cash with the Section Officer, Central Registry, Brassey Avenue, Rashtrapati Bhavan New Delhi.

Information under section 4(1)(b) of Right to Information (RTI) ACT in respect of The President’s Secretariat

Sr. No. Provision in the Act Information in respect of The President’s Secretariat
1 Particulars of its organization, functions and duties The information is available in The President’s Secretariat’s website.
2 Powers and duties of its officers and employees A chart showing work allocation of all the officers of The President’s Secretariat is posted on the website
3 Procedure followed in its decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability The work allocation on the website gives the procedure followed in decision making process. The work allocation also covers the accountability part.
4 Norms set by it for the discharge of its functions. There are no specific norms for the President’s Secretariat. General norms/instructions as applicable to Ministries/Departments of Govt of India apply to the President’s Secretariat also.
5 Rules, regulations, instructions, manual and records used by its employees for discharging its functions. The President’s Secretariat follows the general rules/regulations, as applicable to other Central Ministries/ Departments
6 Statements of the categories of documents held by it or under its control Under Article 77(3), the President had made rules for the Transaction of Business of the Government of India and for allocation of such business amongst Ministries. Concerned Ministries are the custodian of the original files and papers.
7 Particulars of any arrangements that exists for consultation with or representation by the members of the public, in relation to the formulation of policy or implementation thereof Since the policies are formulated and implemented by respective Ministries and Departments, there is no arrangement specific to the President’s Secretariat for consultation with members of public.
8 Statement of boards, councils, committees and other bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted by it. Additionally, information as to whether the meetings of these are open to the public, or the minutes’ of such meetings are accessible to the public Not applicable
9 Directory of its officers and employees The names with designation of the officers are posted on the website.
10 Monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations The information is posted on the website.
11 Budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditure and reports on disbursements made. Plans and policies are implemented by the Ministries concerned.
12 Manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details and beneficiaries of such programme. Not applicable.
13 Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by it. Not applicable.
14 Details of the information available to, or held by it, reduced in an electronic form. The information is posted on the website.
15 Particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use. There is no library or reading room maintained for the public by The President’s Secretariat
16 Names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers. Names and designations of the Public Information Officers for The President’s Secretariat are posted on the website.
Right to Information Act 2007
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1 Notification for RTI Rule 2007(Regulation of Fee & Cost) in Hindi notification2.pdf PDF file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer Help section located at bottom of the site. (264.75 KB)
2 Notification for RTI Rule 2007(Regulation of Fee & Cost) in English notification1.pdf PDF file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer Help section located at bottom of the site. (287.77 KB)
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