Amod is an Indian Administrative Service officer with M.Tech and B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur and MPA from Harvard Kennedy School. He was the youngest recipient of Prime Minister's Award for excellence in public administration in 2008. India Today (July 2010) and Forbes (August 2012) have featured him as a promising young leader of India. He has 23 years of administrative experience in Uttar Pradesh, the biggest state in India with a population of about 220 million. He has contributed significantly in the fields of Public Policy, e-Governance, Grievance Redressal, Education, Health and Family Welfare, having also received a special mention for his e-Governance project at the Stockholm Challenge award. He was ranked 5th in India in the Civil Services (IAS) Exam. He has also received the United Nations Public Service Award, Golden Icon award and the e-Governance Champion Award besides many other awards. Amod serves on Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) of Harvard School of Public Health for Betterbirth trial of WHO checklist for safe delivery.
Amod has a unique career profile and background. Having analytical skills of a technocrat, he has acquired administrative and managerial skills of a senior manager by rigorous training and international exposure. Having visited about 40 countries and hundreds of villages in his field postings, he has first hand understanding and feel of rural markets, which hold the key to India's future growth.
Having worked directly with two Chief Ministers, he understands the role of politics in governance. Working in USAID and BMGF funded projects has given him an understanding of externally funded projects.
• Domain expertise in Public Policy, e-Governance, Grievance Redressal, Health & Family Welfare, Education
• Deep understanding of rural mindset and psychology
• Ability to work seamlessly with senior politicians and bureaucrats
• Strong networking skills in IIT, IAS and Harvard Alumni