A 1988 batch UP Cadre senior bureaucrat Navneet Sehgal has been appointed as Additional Chief Secretary, Information and Public Relation Department, Government of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday. He is presently posted as ACS, MSME, Khadi and Village Industries, Government of Uttar Pradesh. He has been given the additional responsibility of ACS, IPRD Department.
It is worth mentioning here this is the third government under which Navneet Sehgal will be in charge of this crucial department, having also been part of it under the Mayawati-led BSP government and the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party government. He was Secretary, information in the Mayawati regime, Principal Secretary, information in Akhilesh Yadav government and now has bounced back as ACS, information, in the Yogi government also. Thus he has emerged as a rare officer in the state to have enjoyed the trust of three CMs of different political hues.
He was so far heading departments like MSME and export promotion but even in these peripheral departments, he made an impact by the aggressive branding of ODOP (One District One Product), the CM’s dream project. He has also done remarkable achievement by creating lakhs of jobs in MSME sector with the help of industrial units for the unemployed migrants amid corona crisis. He has also played key role in major tie ups of banks with MSMEs across Uttar Pradesh. His consistent innovative work culture has impressed the Government of Uttar Pradesh.