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Shri Rajiv Gauba
(Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India and President, IUT)

Shri Rajiv Gauba is currently working as Secretary in the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India; Mr. Rajiv Gauba belongs to 1982 batch of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) from Jharkhand cadre. He has held various assignments in Union and State Governments covering Home, Defence, Finance, Environment and Forests and Department of Electronics and Information Technology. He was also involved in the International Monetary Fund representing the Country for four years on the Board of IMF. Shri Gauba is a physics graduate from Patna University. He was Chief Secretary, Jharkhand for 15 months before joining the central government today. Earlier, Shri Gauba served in the central government in the Ministries of Home, Defence, Finance, Environment and Forests and Department of Electronics and Information Technology in senior positions.


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Shri Durga Shanker Mishra
(Additional Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India and Member, Executive Committee)

Shri D.S. Mishra belongs to 1984 batch of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) from Uttar Pradesh cadre. He is currently working as Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, New Delhi. He has served in various capacities in the Union and State Governments. He has worked as Director (Personnel) and Joint Secretary (Foreigners) in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Chief Vigilance Officer, Airports Authority of India, and Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Mines, Government of India. His significant assignments in the State Government of Uttar Pradesh have been Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Principal Secretary, Urban Development, Tax & Registration and Civil Aviation departments, Secretary, Medical & Health-cum-Project Director, World Bank funded UP Health System Development Project, Collector & District Magistrate of Agra and Sonbhadra districts, Vice Chairman of Kanpur Development Authority and Special Secretary, Tourism, Sports and Civil Aviation. Shri Mishra is B. Tech. in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur. He obtained MBA Degree (International Business) from University of Western Sydney (UWS) Macarthur, Australia, Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management from All-India Management Association (AIMA), New Delhi and Post Graduate Diploma in Democratization, Governance and Public Policy from Institute of Social Studies (ISS), the Hague, the Netherlands. He was a visiting faculty in the University of Guelph, Canada in the Fall Semester of 2006. Shri Mishra is committed to good governance in the public administration. He is fond of trekking, sports and reading.


Smt. Jhanja Tripathy

Smt. Jhanja Tripathy
(Joint Secretary and Financial AdviserMinistry of Urban Development, Govt. of India and Member, Executive Committee)

 






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Shri Mukund Kumar Sinha
(OSD (UT) and Ex-officio Joint Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India and Acting Director General, IUT)

Shri Mukund Kumar Sinha belongs to the 1988 batch of Special Class Railway Apprentice of Indian Railways. He has served across a range of strategic and operational assignments in India. He took over the charge in the Ministry of Urban Development on 2nd December 2013, as OSD and is the head of the rail and road based urban transport in India. He is the Nodal officer for national level planning of Urban Transport Infrastructure, formulation of economic policies related to funding, creation and operation of urban transport infrastructure. Actively involved in selection and appraisal of new urban transport infrastructure projects supported by Central Government. Prior to this assignment, as Director - Planning in the Ministry of Railways, he was deeply involved in infrastructure programs and resource planning. His prime involvement included the exercise formulation of Annual Capital Investment Budget Plans of the Indian Railways of approximately 10 billion US $ annually. Among other things, he was also responsible for the initiation and monitoring of the progress of such projects. An alumnus of the London School of Economics, Mukund also holds a Masters in Management from Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, India as well as a Master’s in Public Policy from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India.




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Prof (Dr). P. K. Sarkar
(Professor and Head of the Department, Transport Planning of the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi and Vice President, IUT)

Professor P.K.Sarkar graduated in Civil Engineering from Bengal Engineering College, Calcutta University in 1974 and completed his Post Graduation in Town Planning with specialization in Traffic and Transportation Planning from the School of Planning and Architecture in 1977. He was awarded Commonwealth Scholarship to pursue higher studies in Transport Engineering at Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK in 1981. He was awarded Ph.D. in Planning. He has been actively involved as an expert on various consulting projects in areas of Transport Planning and Design, Urban Planning, Environment Planning and Highway Design Study. He had contributed more than 110 research and technical papers in national and international conferences/ seminars/ workshops and revered journals in India and abroad. He has published books on Transport Economics, Highway and Transport Planning. He is the Vice President of the Institute of Urban Transport, India.




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Mr.Y.P.Sachdeva
(Group General Manager, RITES Ltd. and Vice President, IUT )

Mr.Y.P.Sachdeva is a Transport Planner and currently working with RITES Ltd, a Government of India Enterprise, as Group General Manager (Transportation & Economics) in Gurgaon. Previously he has worked in School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi and Consulting Engineering Services (I) Ltd, New Delhi. He did his post graduation in Transport Planning from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. He has vast professional experience in planning and design of urban and regional transport systems in India and other countries. At present, he is also the Vice President of Institute of Urban Transport (India).




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Prof. (Dr.) Sewa Ram
(Professor, Transport Planning,School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi & Hony.Secretary, IUT)

Dr. Sewa Ram is an alumnus of IIT Delhi, SPA Delhi. He completed B.Tech from IIT Delhi, M.Planning (Transport) and Ph.D. from SPA, New Delhi. His area of interest includes transport engineering, transport design, transport infrastructure, planning and design of sustainable transport system and road Safety. He has been actively involved in formulation of several IRC codes. To his credit, he has several international and national research publications and presentation. He was coordinator of Research Symposium in Urban Mobility India Conference 2013. He was the member of International draft committee, EST forum, UNCRD. He was one of the member of Technical Core Group of TCPO on formulation of Urban and Regional Development Plan Formulation Guidelines (URDPFI) Guidelines. Dr.Ram is coordinator of module of Traffic Engineering for course of Acredited Road Safety Auditor course conducted by IAHE, ARRB and MoRTH, GOI


Shri Dinesh Arora

Shri Dinesh Arora
(Associate Director, AECOM / Hony. Treasurer, IUT)







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Dr. Pawan Kumar
(Associate Town & Country Planner, TCPO, MoUD and Hony. Joint Secretary, IUT)

Dr. Pawan Kumar is Architect-Town Planner having Bachelor Degree in Architecture, Masters Degree in Planning and Ph.D. in Transportation. At present, he is working as Associate Town & Country Planner in TCPO, Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, New Delhi. He has about 20 years professional experience in the field of architecture, transport, housing and city planning etc. He has authored more than 100 technical & research papers which have been published in different books, national & international journals. Presently, he is working on Applications of Space Technology in planning and designing of Cable Cars (Ropeways) for Urban Mobility in Indian Cities. He is also associated with Space Technology Application Cell and Formulation of GIS based Master Plan for 500 Cities under AMRUT.


Ms. Ruth Changsan,

Ms. Ruth Changsan,
Director (Works Planning), Ministry of Railways and Member, Executive Committee






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Shri Sumit Chatterjee
(Sr. Training Coordinator and Officiating Executive Secretary)

Retired as Deputy Secretary from Government of India 31.01.2012. Has served 38 years in Ministry of Urban Development and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Joined IUT as Sr. Training Coordinator on 2.11.2012