A 1988 batch Gujarat Cadre IAS Officer Arvind Kumar Sharma likely to start his political journey soon. His VRS has been approved by competent authority and he is likely to start his political journey . He was serving as Secretary, MSME, Government of India.
If the sources are to be believed PM Modi has discussed about Arvind Kumar Sharma in his recent meeting with UP CM Yogi Adityanath. He may be nominated for the post of Member of Legislative Council in Uttar Pradesh. Moreover, he may be given an important portfolio in Centre as he is one of the trustworthy officer of PM Modi, said sources. Further, the buzz of becoming him as new Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh can be heard in bureaucratic corridors these days.
It is worth mentioning that senior bureaucrat Arvind Kumar Sharma was empanelled to hold the post of Secretary, GoI. Later on, he assumed the charge of Secretary, MSME, GoI. Earlier, he was posted as Additional Secretary, PMO. He has also worked in the Government of Gujarat for long at various positions including field and policy level and as Secretary to the Chief Minister of Gujarat. He has extensive experience in grass root regulatory and developmental administration. He was recognized with the best District Development officer while working in Vadodara district.He is also known for his significant contribution in industrialisation of Gujarat as Managing Director of Industrial Extension Bureau and as a pioneer of the Vibrant Gujarat experiment. his experience in infrastructure is equally noteworthy since he held the position of CEO of Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board (GIDB) for a long time. During these years, GIDB was acclaimed as the most admired infrastructure agency of the country. His contribution in setting up the Gujarat section of dedicated freight corridor and Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor as well as Dholera special investment region is also highly talked about. He is also known for creating online administrative process acclaimed internationally. His experience of more than a decade in industry and infrastructure sectors would particularly bring lot of value in his present assignment of rejuvenating and championing the MSME sector. He has worked closely with PM Modi for more than two decades.