Adviser (Health & Nutrition, Financial Resources, and Administration) at the NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India)
Mr. Alok Kumar is currently Advisor (Health, Nutrition, Financial Resources, and Administration) at NITI Aayog- the apex policy think tank for the Government of India, looking after various portfolios, such as Health, Nutrition and Women & Child development. An IAS Officer of 1993 batch of the Uttar Pradesh Cadre, prior to this posting, Mr. Kumar has held positions in policy design, program and policy execution and implementation as well as academia in India. Prior to Niti Aayog, he has worked in the governments of states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, India. Among his major assignments, he has held the post of Secretary to the Chief Minister Uttar Pradesh, Managing Director of the State Industrial Development Corporation, besides several field level positions. He has also served as faculty of Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration- the apex training institution for senior civil servants in India. He has a Masters degree in Public Policy from Princeton University and a Bachelors in Technology from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.