Leena Mehendale is an Additional Chief Secretary, GAD (General Administration Department). She is IAS officer of 1974 batch. She worked on various postings, discharging responsibilities of Planning, Implementations, Execution, Law and Order, Coordination and Monitoring and as a Judiciary Officer under several Acts. She worked in Revenue Administration, Industrial Development, Training and HR, Judicial work, and in Development Administration. She wrote and edited various books and articles.