The Perak state administrative machinery is headed by the State Secretary and assisted by the State Legal Advisor and State Financial Officer. The State Secretary is the state chief administrator who is advised by the State Legal Advisor in all aspects of the law, while matters related to finance and budget as well public budget, he is advised by the State Financial Officer.
All State Government agencies and Federal Government agency branches are under the jurisdiction of the State Secretary. This jurisdiction also covers the administration of district offices and local authorities.
The post of the Deputy State Secretary (Development) is held by YBrs. Tuan Haji Mu`az bin Haji Zawawi. Prior to his appointment as the Deputy State Secretary (Development), he was the Deputy Director (Management) of the Perak State Health Department.