Mr Suresh Kumar

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Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Punjab

Policy Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy

Mr. Suresh Kumar is a member of Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Govt of India. He has held key positions at various level in the Federal and Provincial Government to implement and manage reforms, business process re-engineering and pro-poor development programs during 1983-2019. Mr. Kumar has more than 30+ years of core experience in public policy, planning, public administration and governance and program implementation in the State of Punjab, India. He also has experience in key governance and regulatory issues concerning Power, Water Resources, Agriculture, Environment, Water Supply and Sanitation. Mr Kumar played a key role in formulation and implementation of the Punjab State Policy on Rural Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation in 2014. He also led the preparation of a comprehensive Punjab State Agriculture Diversification Plan of Rs. 8775 Crore, which was aimed at increasing sustainability of agricultural operations in Punjab. He had drafted State Water Policy in 2008 and facilitated preparation of State Agriculture Policy in 2018.

Mr Kumar has done Masters in Social Policy and Planning from London School of Economics and Post-graduate in Commerce from Delhi University, Delhi. He was a member convener of Inter UN Agency Working Group on Primary Education in India and member of Inter UN Agency Working Group on Gender issues. Currently he is serving as the Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister of Punjab.