Sri V Vinay Chand ( IAS )
Collector & District Magistrate

Sri Vadarevu Vinay Chand (IAS) took charge as the Collector and District Magistrate, Visakhapatnam. Sri V Vinay Chand, a 2008 batch IAS officer and engineer in electrical and electronics from Ibrahimpatnam in Krishna district, had worked as an Assistant Collector in Prakasam district, Sub- Collector for Madanapalle, Joint Collector for Chittoor, Project Officer of ITDA-Visakhapatnam, Commissioner of Tirupati Municipal Corporation and Vice- Chairman of Tirupati Urban Development Authority and District Collector, Prakasam before being transferred as Collector to Visakhapatnam district.Speaking on the occasion, Vinay Chand said, “I will try to implement the government schemes and programmes effectively in the district by coordinating with the officials as well as the political and public representatives and ensure that the welfare schemes of the State government reach to the beneficiaries.

Apart from according top priority to healthcare and education in rural areas, he said the focus will also be on the projects that aid in developing Visakhapatnam into a smart city. Further, Vinay Chand exuded confidence over completing the developmental projects.