ⓘ Awanish Kumar Awasthi

                                     

ⓘ Awanish Kumar Awasthi

Awanish Kumar Awasthi, is an Indian civil servant and Indian Administrative Services officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, from the 1987 batch. Currently he is serving as Additional Chief Secretary to Government of Uttar Pradesh.

                                     

1. Early life and education

Awanish Kumar Awasthi was born on 19 August 1962 in Kanpur District, Uttar Pradesh, India. He received his B.Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1985 from IIT Kanpur. After his graduation he passed the Civil Services Examination in 1987 and became an IAS officer.

                                     

2. Career

Awanish Kumar Awasthi has worked at the Uttar Pradesh government in multiple roles including being the District Magistrate of Lalitpur, Badaun, Azamgarh, Varanasi, Faizabad, Meerut and Gorakhpur. He held the position of Chairman and Managing Director of Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited UPPCL from September 2005 to January 2009. Currently he is Additional Chief Secretary in the Government of Uttar Pradesh. In charge of several portfolios, such as Home and Confidential, Religious Affairs and Information, he is seen as CM Yogi Adityanaths "right-hand man".

                                     

3. Personal life

Awanish Kumar Awasthi is married to Indian folk singer and Padma Shri 2016 awardee Malini Awasthi. They have one daughter, named Ananya and one son named Adwitya