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Dr. Ashish Kumar Goel
Director General

Dr. Ashish Kumar Goel joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1995. Before joining in the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, he has had extensive experience of working in the Government of Uttar Pradesh in various key positions.

Recently, he was entrusted with the task of organizing Prayagraj Kumbh, 2019 in his role as Divisional Commissioner, Prayagraj. Kumbh, 2019 has been hailed as the first ever Open-defecation free, Odour free and Garbage free Kumbh, and also an incident free Kumbh ever. Earlier, he has held positions such as MD, UP Road Transport Corporation; MD, West UP Power Distribution Corporation; Secretary, Basic Education; and Secretary, Rural Development in the State Government.

He has been Collector/ District Magistrate in many districts of UP such as Prayagraj (Allahabad), Agra, Bareilly, Kanpur (Rural), Sultanpur, Muzaffarnagar, etc.

Dr. Goel is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from IIT, Delhi. During the course of his service, he has also acquired M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics. He also attended M.Sc. programme in Public Management and Governance at the London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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