New Delhi: In a recent move by the Delhi government, Ashish Kundra, IAS AGMUT (1996), has been entrusted with the responsibility of Additional Principal Secretary to the Lt. Governor of Delhi, as per a directive issued by the Government of National Territory of Delhi. Kundra will continue his role as the Principal Secretary-Cum-Commissioner (Transport), concurrently holding an additional charge as the Principal Secretary for Irrigation and Flood Control.
With a distinguished career spanning twenty-six years, Kundra has held key leadership positions in the administrations of Chandigarh, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Daman, Dadra Nagar Haveli, and New Delhi. Notably, he served as the Private Secretary to the Union Minister of Commerce and Industry. Presently, he is actively contributing to the Delhi government as the Principal Secretary for Transport, spearheading initiatives to facilitate the shift towards electric mobility in the national capital.
Beyond his administrative roles, Kundra has showcased his versatility by authoring multiple books on diverse subjects such as Northeast India, Trade, Finance, and Electric Vehicles. His eight-year stint in the Northeast served as the inspiration for one of his books. Trained as an electronics engineer at IIT-BHU, Ashish Kundra also shares his insights on Northeast India through opinion pieces published in national dailies.