IAS, Secretary & Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
Shri Rajiv Yadav presently Secretary in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs has had his schooling in Civil Engineering from IIT, Roorkee and then Masters in Civil Engineering from IIT, Delhi. He did his MBA from University of Hull (U.K.). As a young Indian Administrative Service Officer he worked in India’s North-East, as Deputy Commissioner incharge of Nalbari District in Assam and Head of the Rural Development Department looking after various poverty eradication and nonconventional energy programmes in Assam. He was also instrumental in drafting the revised Assam Panchayati Raj Act which gave more delegated powers to the second tier of the Panchayats i.e. at the Development Block level. As Chairman& M.D. of Assam Power Distribution, Generation and transmission Companies looking after entire Power Sector in Assam, he worked to achieve a growth of 16.8% in the sector compared to national average of 7% growth. He has also been Secretary, Planning & Development Department and later Additional Chief Secretary, Planning & Development Department, Government of Assam. He has held important positions in Government of India which include Director in the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Executive Director of the India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO), under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry during which period he guided and supervised major trade exhibitions and trade promotion activities in 45 countries. He was Member, National Highways Authority of India implementing India’s ambitious Highway Infrastructure Programme. He has also worked as Special Secretary and Financial Adviser in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers. Till recently, he was Secretary/Sports, Government of India. He has been a regular guest faculty with LBS National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie under Government of India since 2000. He occasionally contributes articles on scientific and cultural issues.