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Shankar Aggarwal takes over as new Urban Development Secretary

Shekhar reddy

Shankar Aggarwal took over as Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development on July 14. 1980 batch, UP cadre IAS, Aggarwal was Secretary, Union Ministry of Women & Child Development before his posting in UD Ministry.

Shankar Aggarwal held several important positions in the governments of Uttar Pradesh and India dealing with Housing and Urban Development, Information Technology, Finance, Energy, Technical Education, Small Scale Industries, Transport, Defence etc.

Aggarwal’s assignments in the central governments include Joint Secretary (Small Scale Industries), Joint Secretary and Additional Secretary (Information Technology) and Additional Secretary and Special Secretary (Defence) before taking over as Secretary (Women & Child Development) in May, 2014.

In the UP government Shankar Aggarwal held the charge of Joint Secretary(Housing & Urban Development) and played a key role in drafting and implementing the related policies and programmes besides monitoring and evaluation of Development Authorities, Housing Board and Municipalities.

Born on September 22, 1956, Shankar Aggarwal also served as General Manager of UP Textile Corporation, UP State Cement Corporation and Managing Director, UP State Road Transport Corporation.