IAS, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Morth

Shri Amit Kumar Ghosh, an I.A.S. Officer of the Uttar Pradesh Cadre holds a B.E. (Electronics) from the Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, M.Sc in Public Management and Governance from London School of Economics and M.A. in Defence Studies from Meerut University.

He is holding the post of Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India and is responsible for the administration of National Highways in India (Planning, Financing, Construction and Operations) and acquisition of land for construction of National Highways.

During his current tenure in the Ministry, India’s largest highway development programme called the ‘Bharatmala Pariyojana’ was conceived for construction of 34,800 kilometres of highways in 5 years with an estimated cost of USD 100 billion and this programme is currently under implementation.

Before going on central deputation in the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, he worked in the State Government of Uttar Pradesh in various senior positions including that of Managing Director, UPSIDC; Director of Industries (Industry Department); Mission Director (National Health Mission) and Secretary of Health and Family Welfare Department. Besides, having served as Divisional Commissioner, Kanpur Division he has also served as the District Magistrate of Lucknow, Meerut, Moradabad and Shahjahanpur in Uttar Pradesh and in Uttarkashi, Nainital, Almora districts in the newly created State of Uttaranchal (Uttarakhand).

Shri Amit Kumar Ghosh has been Adjunct Professor at PHFI during 2016-2017 and Member of Scientific Advisory Committee for the Better Birth Project, on World’s Largest Cluster RCT (Randomized Control Trial) project by Harvard University. He delivers lectures on public health and infrastructure at various forums.

He has co-authored a book on ‘Geo Strategic Importance of Indian Ocean’ and is presently working on a book on the subject of naxalism.

Shri Ghosh is the Hony. General Secretary of the Central IAS Asociation and Member of International Godwill Society of India.

He is the President of “K.D. Singh ‘Babu’ Memorial Society”, Lucknow, a Society to promote Hockey, India’s National Game amongst young children for the last 11 years and the following tournaments are conducted by the Society:-

D. Singh ‘Babu’ Memorial All India Sub-Junior (Under-14) Hockey Tournament;

Padmashri Pt. Jaman Lal Sharma State Hockey Championship (Under-14)

All members of India’s National Team of Under-19 players have played in these two tournaments.