Upendra Prasad Singh, (UP Singh), a 1985 batch IAS of Odisha Cadre, today took over as Secretary, Ministry of Textiles (MoT).
B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT, Kanpur, 59-year-old Upendra Prasad Singh had been deeply involved in policy, planning and management of water resources in India.
Prior to this, he held the post of Secretary in the Department of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Ministry of Jal Shakti, w.e.f. 1 December 2017.
UP Singh held important assignments in both Central and State Governments and possesses rich and varied experience.
He joined the Ministry of Water Resources & River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation on 1 June 2016 as Additional Secretary and also held the post of Mission Director, National Water Mission (NWM).
Later he assumed the charge of DG, National Mission for Cleaning Ganga (NMCG) on 7 October 2016.
He has also worked as Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.
It is pertinent to mention here that after completing stint of 17 months on 31 December, 2020, Ravi Capoor as Secretary, MoT, AK Sharma and later Pradip Kumar Tripathi took additional charge of Secretary, Textile Ministry.