|Deepti Umashankar, IAS|
Tuhin Kant Pandey, 1987 batch Odisha cadre IAS
49-year-old Pandey hails from the state of Punjab. An MA in economics and MBA from a UK school, Pandey was in Central deputation in the ministry of commerce in late 1990s. In early 90s, he was a collector in Odisha’s Sambalpur district. He also had a foreign stint in United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). In 2009, he was appointed for a period of five years as deputy director general, in the Unique Identification Authority of India which was headed by Nandan Nilekani.
Deepti Umashankar, 1993 batch Haryana cadre IAS
Former deputy commissioner of Hisar and Gurgaon, 43-year-old Umashankar joined the Centre in December, 2010 as DoPT director before getting elevated as joint secretary. Hailing from Chandigarh, she studied public administration in Punjab University. She is also armed with a PG diploma in public policy and management from IIM-Bangalore, and is proficient in French. She also served as MD of Haryana Minerals Ltd and acted as Administer of Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA).
In 2009, she was awarded the Bharat Scouts and Guides’ prestigious Silver Elephant award.