The state government passed a Government Order (GO) appointing 57 officers, including four IPS officers, to oversee the arrangements for the two-day meet of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
The GO also stated that 34 coordinating officers, at the rank of DROs, were appointed to welcome VVIPs at designated locations, starting from Chennai Airport to Mahabalipuram covering 34 key locations. The 34 coordinating officers will be monitored by 10 Nodal officers in the rank of IAS.
Moreover, 10 other IAS officers have been designated various duties such as coordinating the self-help groups, distribution of flags, placards, cultural activities and coordinating school and college students. Greater Chennai Corporation Commissioner G Prakash and Deputy Commissioner R Lalitha are appointed as overall in-charge of cultural activities in the jurisdiction of Greater Chennai Corporation.