Shri S. Ramaswamy IAS (Retd.)
Chief Commissioner
Shri S. Ramaswamy IAS (Retd.)
(A)    Academic:
Masters (MA) in Political Science
(B)    Professional:
His 43 years in the Government Sector spread across Lok Sabha Secretariat 1977-84, Indian Customs and Central Excise Service (Group-A) 1984-86 and IAS 1986 - April, 2020. Firstly, he has served on the staff of Lok Sabha Speakers (Shri Bali Ram Bhagat, Dr N Sanjiva Reddy and Justice K S Hegde), Bureau of Parliamentary Studies & Training and on the Parliamentary Committee for the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. Later, he has served as Assistant Collector Customs in the Foreign Post Office (Mumbai) and Sahar International Airport (Mumbai) after completion of his training in IC & CES (Group-A) (1984-86). Thereafter, he joined IAS in 1986 and was allocated Uttar Pradesh (UP) Cadre. However, after bifurcation of UP, he was allotted Uttarakhand Cadre.
He has rich administrative experience of managing commercial entities e.g. NOIDA, SEEPZ SEZ (Mumbai), GJEPC, SIDCUL and vital sectors, such as, Medical Health & Family Welfare, Higher Education, Forest & Environment, Industries, Transport, Civil Aviation, Agriculture & Horticulture, Labour & Employment, Trade Tax and Planning.
In Uttar Pradesh, initially he was SDM Bagpat (Meerut) & Chakarata (Dehradun) and later served as Joint Secretary (RD and S&T). As Officer on Special Duty (NOIDA) he visited 3000+ sites personally to clear pendency and curb corruption ensuring clearance of building plans within 24 Hrs. During his tenure as Special Secretary (Medical Health & Family Welfare) he effectively managed all aspects of Plague & Dengue outbreak in UP. During this time, he also served as Project Director, India Population Project-6 (World Bank Project) and was Director of State Institute of Health and Family Welfare.
He was on deputation to Government of India between 1998 – 2005, as Joint Development Commissioner SEEPZ SEZ and Executive Director, Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) under the Ministry of Commerce. In SEEPZ he played a pivotal role in its transition from Export Processing Zone to Special Processing Zone and making it first SEZ in India to meet the annual export to the tune of US$ 1 Billion. As ED, GJEPC he ensured accounting and auditing of imports-exports of diamonds in India and submitted 2 Reports to Kimberley Process Authority which subsequently became Role Model for other countries. He was also instrumental in organising 3 editions of the India International Jewellery Show (IIJS), the largest jewellery shows in India.
In Uttarakhand, as Principal Secretary Transport he prepared Concept Note for computerisation of various workflows i.e. registration, licensing, permits etc. and implemented the same ensuring self-sustainable non-budget-linked fund flow. He also introduced auction of registration numbers for revenue generation and established Institute for Driver Training and Research to foster road safety. In Forest and Environment Department, during his tenure, he got established 2 Butterfly Parks and a Zoo, expedited forest clearances and land acquisition for Rishikesh-Karanprayag Railway, Char Dham National Highways Project, and Indo-Nepal Pancheshwar Dam Project. He was instrumental in final demarcation of the boundaries of Musk Deer Sanctuary and excluded 111 villages those were languishing there since 1985 and converted Rajaji National Park into Rajaji Tiger Reserve and established a Tiger Sanctuary at Nandhaur.
As Principal Secretary Planning, he conceptualised, drafted, and presented XII Five-Year Plan before the Planning Commission for which the State received acclamation from the Vice Chairman of the Planning Commission. He prepared (in-house) a Rehabilitation Plan of INR 75 Billion post Natural Disaster (2013) in Uttarakhand and got INR 68 Billion sanctioned by Government of India and played key-role in preparing State Vision Document (2030). He also ensured commencement of Human Development Report (HDR) and preparation of Economic Survey for its presentation before the State Assembly. He prepared and submitted Concept Note for Himalayan Highways to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and attended 2 meetings with the Ministry. He piloted PPP for strengthening medical and health services of CHCs (First of its kind in India) and submitted report to the Planning Commission and Government of India.
On 1st January 2016 he become Additional Chief Secretary and subsequently took charge of Chairman, Board of Revenue, and IDC. In November 2016, he was appointed as the Chief Secretary, Government of Uttarakhand. During his tenure as Chief Secretary, the Ministry of Power gave Uttarakhand Power Corporation Limited (UPCL) A+ rating for distribution utilities. While holding the charge of Chairman, Board of Revenue, he implemented computerisation of land records in 2 districts (Pauri & Almora) of Uttarakhand. He was also having the charge of Chairman, Uttarakhand Transport Corporation before his retirement. After retirement he has joined as Chief Commissioner, Uttarakhand Right to Service Commission on 17 June 2020.
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