Secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy, Government of India
Shri Anil Swarup is presently posted as Secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy, Government of India. Before this assignment, in his capacity as Secretary, Ministry of Coal, he was instrumental in carrying out the auction of coal blocks. The initiatives taken by him resulted in record production of coal in India, which helped in tiding over the crisis created by coal shortages.He started his career in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in, 1981. His past assignments in various Ministries of the Government reflect his in-depth knowledge and experience in visualizing, conceptualizing, articulating and implementing various schemes. He holds a Masters degree in Political Science from Allahabad University, where he was awarded the Chancellor’s Gold medal for the best all-round student. He was nominated as one of the “policy change agents” by The Economics Times during the years 2010, 2012, 2015 & 2016. He was selected as one of the 35 “Action Heroes” in India Today’s 35th Annual Edition.