[Government Appointments]: Shri Anant Kumar Singh IAS (Uttar Pradesh 1984) presently Additional Secretary & Financial Adviser, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas has been appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Textiles vice Smt. Rashmi Verma IAS (BH 1982).
Shri Singh has been a Government Director at Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. since January 2, 2016. He served as a Government Director of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited from September 30, 2015 to January 3, 2016. Mr. Singh has been a Part Time Government Nominee Director of GAIL (India) Limited since January 2, 2016.
Shri Singh did his Bachelor and Masters Degree in Physics from IIT Kharagpur and M.Phil in Physics from Delhi University. He continued to pursue his academic interest even after joining this service and did M.A. in Economics from Ram Manohar Lohia University, Faizabad and LL.B from Lucknow University, Lucknow.
Shri Singh has served as Sub-Divisional Magistrate in three Sub-Divisions; as Chief Development Officer in one district and as District Magistrate in four districts. He has also served in Departments of Rural Development, Agriculture, Irrigation, Food and Civil Supplies, Revenue, Medical and Health, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Dairy Development in various capacities as Joint Secretary/Special Secretary/Secretary/Principal Secretary to the Government of Uttar Pradesh. He also worked as the Commissioner, Cane Development and Sugar Industries; Project Director of a World Bank aided UP Water restructuring project, Milk Commissioner and Managing Director, UP Pradeshik Cooperative Dairy Federation. He has the distinction of serving three Chief Ministers in their first tenure, as Joint Secretary and Secretary. He also served as the Joint Secretary, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India during 2007-2013 and Additional Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India from December, 2014 to August, 2015.
IndianBureaucracy.com wishes Shri Anant Kumar Singh the very best.