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Shri Durga Shanker Mishra
(Secretary, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, Govt. of India and President, IUT)

Shri D.S. Mishra belongs to 1984 batch of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) from Uttar Pradesh cadre. He is currently working as Secretary, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, Govt. 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.


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




Smt. Jhanja Tripathy

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



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.


Shri Som Dutt Sharma
(Vice President, IUT and Director (Business Development), Delhi Metro Rail Corporation)

Shri S. D. Sharma, is Civil Engineering Graduate (1980) and Masters in Geo-technical Engineering (1982) from the then University of Roorkee and now Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. He worked as scientist in Alternate Hydro Energy Centre (AHEC), Roorkee, for a brief period of two years and subsequently joined Indian Railways in 1984. Since then he worked in different areas of Railways namely Operation & Maintenance, Construction in the capacity of Assistant Engineer, Divisional & Senior Divisional Engineer and Senior Project Manager. He has also experience of working in Research Design and Standard Organization as Director (Research). Subsequently, he was incharge of Mechanical Maintenance of Railway Tracks in the capacity of Chief Engineer (Track Machines). He joined Delhi Metro Rail Corporation on deputation in June, 2005 and worked in various capacities namely Chief Engineer (Planning), Chief Vigilance Officer, General Manager (Consultancy), Chief General Manager (Consultancy), Executive Director (Civil) and presently working as Director (Business Development). He is in charge of all the Rail based consultancy assignment of DMRC in India and abroad. He is also in charge of Property Development/ Transit Oriented development of Delhi Metro. Shri Sharma has attended large number of National and International Conferences and presented many papers.


Shri Sudesh Kumar
(Vice President, IUT and Retired Member Electrical, Railway Board)

Shri Sudesh Kumar is a 1972 batch product of IIT Kharagpur and has contributed in the progress of the Indian Railway for over 37 years in various capacities, including Divisional Railway Manager, as an Electrical Engineer, General Manager and as Member Electrical, and Ex-Officio Secretary to the Government of India. He has been actively involved in several urban and rail transport projects in India, such as Kochi Metro, the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation and the "Metro link Express Gandhinagar Ahmedabad" (MEGA). He is currently the Team Leader of Project Management Cell, for the World Bank and UNDP funded SUTP and ESCBS project of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.


Shri Laghu Parashar
(Hony. Secretary, IUT and Sr. Advisor, UMTC )

Shri Laghu Parashar is Civil Engineer-Transportation Planner and having 15 years of experience in planning, design and implementation of urban transportation projects. He has been a key member of team delivering various sustainable transport projects including Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) Amritsar and Jaipur. He led a team responsible for successful run of city bus operation on PPP in Jaipur, Ludhiana, Amritsar, Jalandhar and Bhubaneswar from concept till implementation stage. His specialization includes urban transport/public transport planning, operation planning & PPP structuring, business planning and contracting of urban transport infrastructure. He has been instrumental in drafting “Urban Bus Specifications” (UBS-II) and other model documents for MoHUA. One of his self conceivedconcept called “Ajeevika Grameen Express Yojna” is being implemented by rural development ministry in 250 blocks in India.


Prof. Dr. Vinay Maitri
(Hony. Treasurer and Professor of programming and Dean (Students Affairs), School of Planning and Architecture)

Prof. Vinay Maitri has done graduation and post graduation from Delhi University and has done Ph. D from IIT Delhi in computer science. He joined in Department of Transport Planning of School of Planning and Architecture New Delhi three decades before as Assistant Professor, presently he is Professor of Programming and Dean (Students Affairs). He also headed the Centre of GIS and Remote Sensing in SPA, New Delhi. Prof. Maitri’s field of specialization is Intelligent Transport System (ITS), Transport Economics, Urban transport system, application of Information Technology in Transport planning, urban planning, housing and environment planning, Knowledge management system, System analysis and designing, regional transport system, GIS, ERP, ISO 9000.

Prof. Maitri served in number of technical committees related to Implementation/ tender/ testing/ procurement of ITS services, Traffic management system implementation, e-Challaning system and traffic monitoring, enforcement and surveillance system for number of organisations of different States and Central Government of India. He has completed more than 50 projects sponsored by Central Government, State Governments, PSU & Pvt. companies in the field of Traffic and Transportation, CDP, Study for Socio - Economic Linkages, Environment Impact study, Long term Perspective plans, District Energy Planning, Revision of Master Plan, Cost and Benefits study, FMIS, Watershed management etc Prof. Maitri has published more than 60 research papers in national and international journals and guided more than 100 M. Tech level and Ph. D thesis. Dr. Maitri has also published a book “Theory and Application of Economics in Highway and Transport Planning” printed by Standard Publisher Distributors, Nai Sarak, Delhi. 2010 and “Transport planning and Highway management” through PHI publisher, Delhi. He has also developed “ITS toolkit for Traffic Management System” for Institute of Urban Transport, Delhi.


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.


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