Upendra Prasad Singh, a 1985 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Officer of Odisha Cadre has taken over as Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. Prior to his appointment, Singh held the post of Secretary in the Department of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Ministry of Jal Shakti, from December 1, 2017.

Singh has held “important assignments in both Central and state governments and possesses rich and varied experience,” an official statement said. He joined the Ministry of Water Resources & River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation on June 1, 2016 as Additional Secretary and also held the post of Mission Director, National Water Mission (NWM).

Later he assumed the charge of Director General, National Mission for Cleaning Ganga (NMCG) on October 7, 2016. Prior to joining the Ministry of Water Resources, RD & GR he worked as Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.

“He has the experience of working in different sectors like water resources, finance, steel, transport, etc. He had been deeply involved in policy, planning and management of water resources in India,” the statement added.

The post of Secretary, Textiles is vacant since Ravi Capoor’s Central deputation ended on December 31, 2020. In between, AK Sharma and Pradip Kumar Tripathi were temporarily given additional charge as Secretary, Ministry of Textiles.

Author: Ssmundra2612