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Ashok Dalwai heads tops post in New Delhi

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Belagavi : Senior IAS officer Dr Ashok Dalwai (57) native of Koujalagi, Gokak taluk, Belagavi District has been promoted as Secretary for Government of India. This is one of the highest posts an IAS officer can have below the level of Cabinet Secretary. He was serving as Additional Secretary, Union Agriculture Ministry earlier.

He studied primary education at government school in Koujalagi, then 5th to hsc at Sainik school, Vijayapura and BSC and MSC degree from Dharwad university. Born in farmer family, Ashok is highly fond of farming and he always wanted to contribute something worthy for farmers.

Ashok-DalwaiAshok has served under the Odisha Cadre as assistant commissioner at Gundpur, district collector at Talhandi District of Odisha. The then Chief minister of Odisha had specially chosen him to work for this district which had a bad name due to malnutrition.
He also worked as divisional and Principal Secretary for Agriculture, cooperation and various departments in Odisha. He than came to Karnataka on deputation for 7 years. He worked as Raichur DC, BBMP commissioner and various other posts.

For central Govt he worked as deputy director general (DDG) unique ID of Adhaar information authority, (UIDAI) Government of India, Additional Secretary for government of India and now prompted as full time Secretary for government of India.

He was also youngest IPS officer in his batch, before IAS attempt, he had cleared IPS examination in 1981 at the age of 21. He was studying MSc Agriculture at Dharwad university at that time.

0 thoughts on “Ashok Dalwai heads tops post in New Delhi”

  1. Hello sir ,
    My name venkatesh kumar.p from kolar , karanataka i heared that you are an managing director for food processing department. We would like to start cold storage at our place regarding to subject i would like to talk to you for one time could you please call me once.

  2. It is a great honour to serve the nation’s most prestigious department that is Agriculture. I pray God to give him all the necessary strength to manage this department successfully and help farmers to gain more from Agriculture. Kindly also bring suitable policy changes that provide succor to small and marginal farmers.
    It is also time we withdraw land from such persons who are not actually tilling the land so that the same could be given to who are landless and interested in raising crops.

  3. Hats off to your achievements are my greatest admirer as agricultural student which i am doing and as IAS officer.

  4. Hearty Congratulation Sir
    I am very proud on your achievement in your life and belong to farmer family.

    Dr K.P.S.Malik
    MSc and PhD in Soil Science from GBPUA&T Pantnagar
    Working in WAPCOS as Addl Chief Soil Conservation Officer
    Mail- [email protected]


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