New Delhi: Shri Balvender Kumar IAS (UP: 1981) joined as Secretary Ministry of Mines in New Delhi today. Before joining the Ministry of Mines, Shri Balvender Kumar was holding the charge of Vice-Chairman, Delhi Development Authority under Ministry of Urban Development. He took over the charge from Dr. Anup K Pujari IAS (KN: 1980) who is now the Secretary Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises.
Born in 1957, Shri Balvender Kumar is M.Sc. M.Phil (Botany). Shri Balvender Kumar has served the Central and Uttar Pradesh Governments in various capacities. Shri Kumar was earlier posted as additional secretary in Department of Agriculture & Cooperation and Development Commissioner (Handlooms) in M/o Textiles. He was director in the Department of Fertilizers from May 1999 to March 2001 and then joint secretary till July 2004 in the M/o Chemicals & Fertilizers. He has also worked as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Noida Authority, Vice-chairman Lucknow Development Authority, Managing Director of Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation and District Magistrate in Moradabad and Rampur districts. He has worked as Principal Secretary in departments of social welfare, women and child development, trade & taxes, revenue, science & technology and non-conventional energy sources deptt etc. in Uttar Pradesh.