State Chief Information Commissioner, U.P
Mr. Jawed Usmani took oath as the State Chief Information Commissioner of Uttar
Pradesh on 17th February, 2015. He worked as the Chairman of the Board of Revenue
of Uttar Pradesh from August 2014 to February 2015. Earlier, from March 2012 to
May 2014, Mr. Usmani served as the Chief Secretary of the Government of Uttar Pradesh,
heading the governance structure of the state. In his career spanning over 36 years
with the Indian Administrative Service, Mr. Usmani has served at the highest echelons
of the federal and state governments, including over eight years as Joint Secretary
to the Prime Minister of India where he coordinated key social and economic portfolios,
and also as Secretary to the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. In the international
arena, he worked for three years at the World Bank in Washington DC as Senior Adviser
to the Executive Director, and for another three years as Minister, Economic Cooperation
at the Indian Embassy in Nepal. He has also conducted research on climate change
while attached as Visiting Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania and Boston University,
United States. In addition, he has served as Managing Director of a public sector
corporation and Registrar of a central university in India and the principal field
level functionary of the government as District Magistrate in two large districts
in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
Mr. Usmani earned his Master’s degree in Social Policy and Planning from the London
School of Economics. He also holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from
the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
Chronological summary of positions held with highlights
Took oath and assumed charge of the post of State Chief Information Commissioner
of Uttar Pradesh on 17th February, 2015.
August 2014 to February 2015
Board of Revenue
As Chairman of the Board of Revenue of Uttar Pradesh, Mr. Usmani headed the apex
body of the Revenue Department of the state, responsible for maintenance of all
government records of agricultural lands, including survey maps and records of rights.
The Board is also the highest court of appeal in all disputes relating to agricultural
land. The Board also monitors and controls the collection of land revenue and other
government dues in the state.
March 2012 to May 2014
Government of Uttar Pradesh