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|Education||Post Graduation |
(Studies at IDS, University of Sussex, UK)
|Alma mater||Kirori Mal College - University Of Delhi|
|Employer||Government of India|
|Organization||Indian Administrative Service|
|Known for||Housing for All (Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana)|
|Spouse(s)||Sujata Roy Abhijat|
Amrit Abhijat (born 21 June 1968) is an Indian bureaucrat, civil servant and officer in the Uttar Pradesh cadre of the Indian Administrative Service. He is posted as Join Secretary in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs in New Delhi.
Amrit began in the Uttar Pradesh cadre of the IAS. He joined the Jt. Magistrate, Land Revenue Management & District Administration at Mathura in August 1997, and served there for nineteen months. In May 2002, he was appointed as the District Magistrate (DM) of Mirzapur. Later on he served as the District Magistrate of Deoria, Hamirpur, Allahabad, Jhansi, Mujaffarnagar, Kanpur and Agra too. He has gained a lot of admiration because of his working style. As a civil servant he is known for implementation of various innovative ideas such as "hello vikas" at Mujaffarnagar, "zilaprashaasan agra" Facebook id at agra to create a common platform for public convenience. In his capacity as District Magistrate (2010-2011), and subsequently Commissioner Agra Division (2011-2012), Amrit oversaw the land acquisition, project modalities and execution of the Yamuna expressway from Agra till the end of the division. Later as Tourism Secretary 2014–2015, with an eye to promoting longer stays and greater interest in Uttar Pradesh, he conceptualized and promoted the Heritage Arc - the signature tourism product of Uttar Pradesh linking together Agra-Lucknow-Varanasi. The Tourism Policy and Heritage Tourism policy written by him during his tenure helped revitalize the tourism sector in Uttar Pradesh. Amrit Abhijat is a voracious reader and a bibliophile. He is also a capable writer and his articles have been published time to time in various newspapers and magazines like Times of India, kurukshetra, yojna etc.
In the year 2012 he also acquired a master's degree in Governance and Development from IDS SUSSEX.
Since December 2015, Mr. Abhijat is serving as Joint Secretary and Mission Director in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs in the Government of India. As Joint Secretary and Mission Director the Ministry has assigned him to implement the Pradhan MantriAwasYojana–(Urban). The PMAY-(U) emanates from the vision of the Hon. Prime minister of India, Sh. Narendra Modi to provide “Housing For All” by the year 2022.. He has been assigned this massive responsibility to help the states aggregate and formulate the demand of housing shortage and make them into projects as per the guidelines of PMAY. This is put before the Central committee headed by the Secretary of Housing at the Government of India level. As Mission Director the critical examination of conditionalities compliances of legal nature and the implementation plan of the project prior to approval is done at this level.
The Global Housing Technology challenge -India
As Joint Secretary and Mission Director of PMAY he was instrumental in fulfilling the Vision of The Prime Minister of holding a technology challenge on Construction in Delhi on March,2-3 2019.”The Global Housing Technology Challenge “-India provides for an expo and conference where all the stakeholders and exhibits in new Technology get to meet and work .This was inaugurated by the Prime Minister .Many leading countries in housing technology countries, exhibitors and delegates participated.
The challenge also will go on to support the ‘Light House Projects’ in 6 states after the recommends of evaluation committee Technologies which have participated. In addition, the Ministry will support the accelerator and Incubation support through Knowledge partners, the World Resource Institute (WRI) and the IITs. It will bring about a paradigm shift in the manner construction is perceived, and implemented in India.
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