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Dr S Siddharth

IAS, Principal Secretary, Department of Industries, Govt of Bihar

Dr S.Siddharth is an officer of the Indian Administrative Service of the 1991 Batch. He obtained his Doctoral Degree in Information Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He had graduated in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (1987), and also an MBA to his credit from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (1989).

He has held various posts in his long career of more than 25 years as District Magistrate of Districts of Muzzafarpur, Bhojpur, Aurangabad and Lohardaga.  He served in the Government of India as Director, Ministry of Heavy Industries. The officer also worked in the capacity of Secretary to Hon’ble Chief Minister, Bihar, Secretary Urban Development, Secretary Rural Works Department, Secretary Labour and Principal Secretary Industries Department. As Secretary, Urban Development, the officer was responsible for drafting the Bihar Urban Planning and Development Act 2014, Bihar Urban Planning and Development Rules 2014, Bihar Building Bye-laws 2014. The officer was also responsible for initiating the process of preparation of DPR for the Patna Metro and also the master plan for Patna Metropolitan Area. Various rules and regulations related to Urban area reforms were notified during his tenure.

In the present posting as the Principal secretary of Industries Department, Dr Siddharth was responsible for drafting the Bihar Industrial Policy 2016, Bihar Investment Act 2016, Bihar Investment Rules 2016, Bihar Startup Policy 2017. The other areas on which he has worked in the present assignment are Handlooms, Handicrafts, Silk and Skill Development. The officer also is responsible for guiding Ease of Business reforms in all other departments responsible for giving clearances with respect to setting up of Industry.

The officer also specializes in areas of Commerce, Industrial Investments, E-Governance.