Uttar Pradesh Information Commission

  Shri Jawed Usmani
Jawed Usmani

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

Uttar Pradesh

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

                                                                                                                                                                            Chief Secretary

                                                                                                                                                          Government of Uttar Pradesh

                                                                                                                                                                              Lucknow, India