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Shri Alok Kumar

State Secretary, Ministry of Power, India
Alok Kumar

Shri Alok Kumar

State Secretary, Ministry of Power, India

Shri Alok Kumar, IAS officer of the 1988 batch of the Uttar Pradesh cadre, has taken over as the Secretary in the Ministry of Power, Government of India in February 2021. By virtue of his position he is now the new Co-Chair of the Indo-German Energy Forum together with his German counterpart State Secretary of Power, Ministry for Energy, Govt. of Germany, Shri Andreas Feicht. Shri Kumar has obtained his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from IIT Roorkee in the year 1983 and has acquired an MBA in Finance. He has held senior positions in U.P. Government and Government of India. Before joining as Union Power Secretary in February 2021, Shri Kumar was the Additional Chief Secretary for Industrial Development and IT & Electronics in the Government of Uttar Pradesh.

Shri Kumar has acquired widely recognized expertise in policy and regulatory affairs of India’s electricity sector while working for more than seven years in the sector at the national level and about three years at the state level in Uttar Pradesh. He has been CEO of various public enterprises in the transport and electricity sector. Shri Kumar has also worked in the areas of skill development, handicraft based micro enterprises, apprenticeship programmes and National Career Services. It is with this highly experienced background, that Shri Kumar has authored the book “Electricity Sector in India – Policy & Regulation” which was published by Oxford University Press in 2012 and which quickly became an internationally highly recognised publication. He has an interest in bird watching and star gazing. Indo-German Energy Forum stakeholders from public sector entities as well as the private sector are honoured and privileged to welcome the Hon’ble Secretary Shri Alok Kumar as the Co-Chair of the FORUM and look forward to further strengthening the decade long cooperation under his leadership.

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