Uttar Pradesh Information Commission

  Shri Swadesh Kumar

State Information Commissioner, U.P.

0522-2287126 (O), 0522-4009494 (R),
Mo: +91 9415010798


Saraswati Bhawan, VIP- I-7, Vipul Khand - 6,
Gomtinagar, Lucknow - 226 010

Was sworn as State Information Commissioner, U.P. on 07 January 2014.
Personality Traits:

Social service enthusiast, who took keen interest in social activities like lending helping hand to the under privileged and needy, catering to their problems etc. A hard working, sincere and optimistic person, always keen to meet and interact with new people, adapt and learn new things from my surroundings and enhance my social circle.

Communication Skills:

Possess outstanding capability of presenting information in a variety of ways emphasizing relevance of class material. An active member who effectively and easily collaborates with all levels of team members and establishes quality relationship with everyone.

Educational Qualification:
  • Completed B.Sc. from Lucknow University
  • Bachelors of law (LL.B.) from Lucknow University
  • Diploma in Journalism from Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan’s, Rajendra Prasad Institute of Communication & Management, Bombay.

Professional Experience & Achievements
  • With 29 years long stint as a Journalist, had an opportunity to meet and observe closely, the lives of people from all sections of society.
  • Could easily establish a one-to-one relationship with Common man, Professionals, Bureaucrats and Politicians.
  • Extensively covered News reporting for Uttar Pradesh working with Maya (the leading Political News Magazine) and Dainik Jagran (the leading daily news paper of the country).
  • Over 100 stories based on real life incidents published in Manohar Kahaniyan, Satya Katha, Manorama and Probe India.
  • As the Correspondent/Special Correspondent of Dainik Jagran and Maya, always progressed and remained in news for hundreds of Special reports and Political news published during the period.
  • Worked as Chief Sub-editor, Principal Correspondent and then as Special Correspondent with the leading daily newspaper, Dainik Jagran in the state capital, Lucknow from February 1987 to July 1991, which I again re-joined in April 1996 and continued till December 2013. During my professional tenure, I did news coverage ranging from Crime reporting, Bureaucracy, State Administration and Political Development including many State Assembly polls and Lok Sabha elections.
  • Was honoured with the second rank in the ‘Uttam Mein Sarvottam’ Jagran Award for 2010 in the news category among the reporters of all Dainik Jagran units. This award was introduced in the same year to select the gem among all Editorial units of Jagran.
  • News analysis of the proceedings of Vidhan Sabha and the Vidhan Parisad in Doordarshan and Aakashvani.
  • News reporting and coverage of the annual conferences of the various Political parties.
  • Visited the high alert terrorist areas of Kashmir when terrorism was on its prime, for coverage of socio-economic effect of terrorism on the lives of people and the efforts by the Indian government and Border Security Force to combat terrorism.
  • Coverage of the lives of the Indian Army at the Airforce base at Bagdogra and the preparedness of the Indian Government to fight any critical unforeseen military conditions in the borders.

Foreign Visits:

I have visited Mauritius, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and US to study the work culture and learn more the reporting skills from the Journalists there. In United States, I visited Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Washington DC, New York, Chicago, Indianapolis and Dallas.

Personal Details :

Date of Birth: 01 June 1966.
Father's Name: Sri Ajai Kumar.
Marital Status: Married.
Languages known: Hindi and English.