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Suresh Kumar
Suresh Kumar

Suresh Kumar

Civil servant/Administrator

Government of Punjab, India

My strongest skill
Monitoring and Evaluation, Financial Discipline and Ethics in Governance
Ensuring success
Constant efforts to learn and update domain knowledge on the assigned task and quick disposal of work, without any compromise on rules and regulations.
My role model
Former President Shri Abdul Kalam for being straight, uncluttered, and clear headed person who gives priority to all that is good for common man.
My family background
My father was an Urdu Poet who devoted his life to helping poor and needy...My wife, Anita Nangia is a teacher in a college of education. She teaches teaching of english, though her doctorate degree is in educational psychology. My elder son, Vaibhav Nangia, a mechanical engineer, is doing his MS in Biomechanics in Stanford University, CA, USA and younger son Anish Nangia is a final year student of B-Tech in Electrical Engineering.
Important lesson learned
Standing in a dark tunnel though difficult can only enable you pass through the darkness to light...clarity of thoughts, objectvies and expected outcomes on whatever one does helps to achieve the best...
More about myself
Professional rivals have often tried to do damage for their personal prejudices and motives but adherence to ethics in governance have helped me to come out clean without even responding to their misdemeanors.
Initiative to develop a country
Set standards of governance and professional ethics, whereby achievement of tasks for common good becomes easy and transparent.
Brief description about me
I am a Civil Servant with core experience in Policy, Planning and Implementation of Programmes on Education, Water Resources, Energy and Environment. I give greater emphasis on development of proper tools of monitoring and review of Policies and Programmes of Government.
Influenced by
My Grand-mother who never did anything wrong and did not retort or say anything even to a person who did a lot of wrong to Epitome of Positive Thinking and Energy...
My achievements
Successful formulation of Janshala Programme of Primary Education, which was a joint effort of five UN agencies namely, UNICEF, UNDP,ILO,UNESCO and UNFPA; successful initiation and award of three power projects of 3740 megga watts in Punjab and initiation of Urban Sector Reforms including introduction of Property Tax in Punjab .
Important decision
Introduction of Property Tax in Punjab...not to allow or facilitate decisions against the law as Principal Seretary to Provincial Chief Minister and reforms in Water Sector which include water metering, construction of rain water harvesting structures and essential erection of water purification systems to check and remove contamination in drinking water.....
Degree that I recommend
While no specific degree is recommeded, constant updation of domain knowledge is considered essential....
Qualities needed to become a successful leader
Clarity of thought,adequate domain knowledge and courage to accept responsibility, even if one fails.
Couple of years from now
Extremely uncertain because of falling standards of governance, but will certainly work for the poor and needy.
Thoughts on Education system of our country
We need to evolve common school system in which the schools have autonomy to frame their own budget and recruit their own teachers..meaning thereby that they have their own budget, though funded by Govt and teachers are school teachers and not government teachers with no accountability
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