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Pratyaya Amrit
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Born (1967-07-07) 7 July 1967 (age 54)[1]
NationalityIndian
Alma materSt. Stephen’s College, Delhi
OccupationBureaucrat
Years active1991–present
EmployerGovernment of Bihar
OrganizationIndian Administrative Service
Known forIAS officer who carried out electrification work of villages , streamlining the functioning of the electricity department and building roads and bridges in Bihar
Spouse(s)Ratna (m.1992)
Children2 (son and daughter, Apoorva Srivastava and Anshumat Srivastava)
Parent(s)Ripusudan Srivastava (father)
Kavita Verma (mother)
RelativesPragya Richa (sister)
Pratik Priyadarshi (brother)
AwardsPrime Minister's Excellence Award in Public Administration

Pratyaya Amrit is an Indian senior Indian Administrative Service officer in the Indian state of Bihar and best known for carrying out electrification work of villages , streamlining the functioning of the electricity department and building roads and bridges in Bihar.[2][3]

Early life and education[edit]

Amrit's father Ripusudan Srivastava was a Professor of philosophy in Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Bihar University and Vice Chancellor in Bhupendra Narayan Mandal University while his mother Kavita Verma was also a Professor.[4] He hails from Gopalganj, Bihar.[5] He has a sister, Pragya Richa who is an IPS and posted as ADG in Madhya Pradesh.[2] His elder brother Pratik Priyadarshi is an Associate Professor in BIMTECH, Greater Noida. Pratyaya completed his graduation from St. Stephen's College, Delhi.[6] He did his post graduation in ancient history and was topper in Delhi University.[2] Amrit was offered a lecturer's job in Sri Venkateswara College, New Delhi. Later, Amrit cleared the UPSC Civil Service exams with history and psychology in IAS position in his second attempt.[2]

Career[edit]

Pratyaya is a 1991 batch IAS officer of the Bihar Cadre.[1][6] He implemented a public-private-partnership for the district hospital as the DM of Katihar. He put an end to sleaze shows at the famous Sonpur Cattle Fair by making it compulsory for CCTVs to be installed in theatres as DM of Chhapra.[3] Pratyaya learnt Santali, a tribal language during his IAS probation in Dumka (now in Jharkhand). Amrit busted gambling rackets in far-flung villages as Sub-Divisional Magistrate in Simdega. Amrit was on central deputation in New Delhi from November 2001 to April 2006, but he cut it short six months before the scheduled deadline to work in Bihar. He is also a mentor at Vision India Foundation, a New Delhi based think tank working on public leadership amongst youth.[7]

In 2020, he was appointed as the principle secretary of Bihar health department.[8][9][10]

Bihar Rajya Pul Nirman Nigam[edit]

Pratyaya Amrit was the first IAS officer to head Bihar Rajya Pul Nirman Nigam Ltd (BRPNN)- a corporation formed on 11 June 1975, and was on the verge of liquidation when he took over. He worked in the area of road construction in BRPNN as Bihar Road Construction Secretary.[2][11] He took over as Managing Director of Bihar Rajya Pul Nirman Nigam in 2006. Amrit was made Managing Director of Bihar State Road Development Corporation in February 2011 and made the organisation adopt abandoned girls.

Bihar State Power Holding Company Limited[edit]

Pratyaya was made the Chairman & Managing Director of Bihar State Power Holding Company Limited in June 2014. He completed rural electrification of 39,073 revenue villages in Bihar.[12] Pratyaya was promoted to the rank of Principal Secretary of Energy department from Energy Secretary in February 2016.[13][14] He has completed the task of 100% electrification in bihar in November 2018. Now Pratyaya has been focusing on renewable energy sources and steps have been taken to build solar power plant.

Personal life[edit]

Pratyaya Amrit married his fellow Delhi University classmate Ratna. The couple has a daughter and a son. Daughter, Apoorva Srivastava has completed her graduation in Law from National Law Institute University, Bhopal and Son, Anshumat Srivastava, who has won the all India Tennis Championship in April 2010, and who is now studying in Bryant University, USA.[2]

Awards[edit]

Pratyaya Amrit was only IAS officer in India that Government of India picked in 2011 in the individual category for the Prime Minister's Excellence Award in Public Administration.[6] The facilitation certificate reads "Bridging the gap: For turning around a dying Bihar State Bridge Construction Corporation into a profit-making unit."

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Civil List". Archived from the original on 2018-07-15. Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Pratyaya Amrit: The man who built Bihar's road to success". Archived from the original on 2018-07-15. Retrieved 2018-07-15.
  3. ^ a b "Meet Pratyaya Amrit, the Inspiring IAS Officer Who Has Placed Bihar Firmly on the Road to Success". Archived from the original on 2018-07-15. Retrieved 2018-07-15.
  4. ^ "पिता के त्याग व समर्पण से छू लिया आसमां". Archived from the original on 2018-07-17. Retrieved 2018-07-16.
  5. ^ "Nitish reaps fruits of Lalu home talent IAS officer from Gopalganj scripts success story by building bridges and roads". Archived from the original on 2018-07-15. Retrieved 2018-07-15.
  6. ^ a b c "Pratyaya Amrit, the IAS who shares the same reputation as Bihar CM Nitish Kumar". Archived from the original on 2018-07-15. Retrieved 2018-07-15.
  7. ^ /http://visionindiafoundation.com/aboutus/team/mentors/
  8. ^ Nezami, Sheezan. "Pratyaya Amrit to lead Bihar health department now | Patna News - Times of India". The Times of India.
  9. ^ "Bihar Principal Secy (Health): 'Taken daily testing to 35,000… aim to increase it to 50,000 per day'". The Indian Express. 2020-08-03. Retrieved 2020-08-27.
  10. ^ "Bhagalpur News, Bhagalpur Samachar, भागलपुर न्यूज़, भागलपुर की खबरें - Hindustan". www.livehindustan.com. Retrieved 2020-08-27.
  11. ^ "Cop stops bureaucrat from meeting star April 2011". Archived from the original on 2018-07-17. Retrieved 2018-07-16.
  12. ^ "Earlier it was unthinkable that electricity will come in Bihar: Pratyaya Amrit". Archived from the original on 2018-07-15. Retrieved 2018-07-15.
  13. ^ "3 IAS officers promoted to Principal Secretary rank". Archived from the original on 2018-07-15. Retrieved 2018-07-15.
  14. ^ "Accolades for Bihar at Delhi power ministers' meeting". Archived from the original on 2017-10-05. Retrieved 2018-07-16.