Thursday, December 11, 2014

New JS in PMO: 10 things about Madhya Pradesh cadre IAS Anurag Jain

ON WEDNESDAY, the Centre appointed 1989 batch IAS from Madhya Pradesh cadre Anurag Jain as a joint secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).  Known as a confidant of Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, this IIT graduate-turned-IAS is known for his IT skills. In some ways, it’s a déjà vu in PMO, as former prime minister Manmohan Singh too appointed a JS from MP, R Gopalakrishnan, who had worked as PS to former MP chief minister Digvijaya Singh. Gopalakrishnan turned out to be a highly efficient bureaucrat playing a stellar role in generating ideas and rolling out of UPA’s Bharat Nirman programme. But he died while in service. Here are 10 things you may like to know about Anurag Jain:

1. Jain, a 1989 batch MP cadre IAS and currently JS in financial services department under finance ministry, has been appointed as joint secretary in PMO for the balance period of his central deputation, i.e. till June 28, 2016.
2. A high point of his career is his long association with Madhya Pradesh chief minister and rising star in BJP Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Between 2005 and 2011, he was attached to CM’s office as secretary. Jain is considered a confidant of Chouhan.
3. Jain, 49, originally hails from Madhya Pradesh, and got MP cadre too.
4. A B. Tech in electrical engineer from IIT-Kharagpur before getting into IAS, Jain later had a masters degree in public administration from Maxwell School of Syracuse, USA (2004).
5. He served as collector in three districts: Mandla, Mandsaur and Bhopal.
6. In Madhya Pradesh, he was commissioner in department of health and was also secretary, information and technology department.
7. He has been serving as joint secretary in the department of financial services since June, 2011.
8. He was the interim CEO and interim MD of IFCI Limited (May 2013 to July 15, 2013), apart from being a non-executive director of Punjab National Bank.
9. He served as acting chairman and acting MD of Export-Import Bank of India (December 2013 to February 2014).
10. He also served as director at National Insurance Company Limited, Small Industries Development Bank of India, Irrigation and Water Resources Finance Corporation and National Insurance Company Ltd.


  1. He is an excellent officer.All the best to him for his new asssignment.

  2. He will prove as one of the best officer in PMO. He is honest as well as intelligent.

    With Best Wishes and Happy New Year
    CA S.K. Goyal-9312289953

  3. He is one of the most brilliant officer in PMO

    Best Wishes

    Prashant Jain

  4. An excellent officer. All the best in his new assignment

  5. I have heard a lot about him as a bright officer. I wish him good luck.

  6. Mr. Anurag Jain is a most wise, inteligent, honest and matured personality in my views till date I have not seen such jentleman/sober person.
    Lot of hope from him for not only our country but also for whole mankind of this world.
    I had worked with him when he was an engineer and we remains for long time together and at that time he was shown our villegers life by me at near.
    Hope he has lot of his best vision to leads our nations for better way and my heartily best wishes for him.
    Assistant General Manager
    SCL Rajasthan

  7. He is an excellent officer in PMO.........luv to play Lawn Tennis with him

  8. Very talented deserving and Hard working IAS in PMO I m Proud also as he belong to Jain Community and Very Happy that Such Hard working people serving to make policies in our country.. Respected Anurag Ji Jain