Ashok Kumar Jain
Dr. Ashok Kumar Jain belongs to 1983 batch of Indian Forest Service, Telangana cadre. He is presently working as Adviser (Rural Development, Drinking Water & Sanitation, Housing, and Sustainable Development Goals) in NITI Aayog, Government of India. He did his M.Sc & M.Phil in Botany and Ph.D. in Development Studies. He has held several important assignments in Andhra Pradesh such as Divisional Forest Officer; Conservator of Forests; Project Director, Drought Prone Area Programme; Special Commissioner, DPAP & Wage Employment; Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Andhra Pradesh State Irrigation Development Corporation; Special Secretary, Irrigation & Command Area Development Department and Vice Chairman, Andhra Pradesh Housing Board & Commissioner, Housing. He is also a Member of several committees of Government of India. Dr. Jain has supported the Sub-group of Chief Ministers on Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan in preparing their report which was submitted to the Prime Minister in October 2015. He was also the Convener of the Task Force on Elimination of Poverty in India headed by Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog. Dr. Ashok Kumar Jain is coordinating with all the States/UTs, Central Ministries, United Nations, Think Tanks, Civil Society Organizations and other stakeholders for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals in India. Dr. Jain has published several research papers in various Journals. He has visited many countries and represented India in various discussions.