Uttar Pradesh Information Commission

  Shri Jawed Usmani

As Minister Economic Cooperation in Nepal, coordinated and facilitated India’s development assistance to Nepal amounting to around Rs.300 Corers annually. Contributions include the East-West Highway Optical Fibre Cable Project that created the 1100-kilometer telecom backbone infrastructure of Nepal, critical for development of the telecom sector of the country.

Highlights / Achievements

  • Implemented the East-West Highway Optical Fibre Cable Project which created the 1100 kilometers long OFC backbone infrastructure of Nepal, critical for the future development of the telecom sector of the country.
  • Implemented the Bir Hospital Expansion Project which resulted in the establishment of a much needed trauma and critical injury treatment centre in Kathmandu, the only such facility in Nepal.
  • Drafted and facilitated the signing of the Small Projects Assistance Agreement between India and Nepal which laid the basis for all future Indian assistance for implementation of small projects through local bodies such as municipalities and DDCs in Nepal. This has resulted in creation of goodwill for India on a much larger and wider scale as many more small projects could be identified on the basis of felt needs of local communities and executed with Indian assistance.

                                                                                                                                                            February 2004 to June 2004

                                                                                                                                                    December 1993 to October 1995

                                                                                                                                                       Secretary to Chief Minister, UP

                                                                                                                                                         Government of UP, Lucknow

Served two Chief Ministers (Mr. Mulayam Singh Yadav and Ms. Mayawati) during the above periods. Provided policy advice and assisted the Chief Minister in all aspects of governance and administration.

Highlights / Achievements

  • Formulated the Ambedkar Village Development Scheme which is the primary welfare program for the uplift of the poor and socially backward people in the rural areas of the state.
  • Drafted the Act for the creation of a Special Police Force for combating communal violence in the state.
  • Negotiated the State Support Agreement to be signed between the state government and a prominent IPP for setting up a mega-power project in the state.