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Kumar Alok Principle Secretary, Chief Minister Tripura

Kumar Alok is an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the 1990 batch and presently the Chief Executive Officer of the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC), an autonomous institution created under the Sixth Schedule of Indian Constitution for overall welfare of the tribal population in Tripura. An M.Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur in Aeronautical Engineering, he is a social development professional with wide-ranging experience in various social sectors. He has long and rich experience in sanitation and hygiene promotion at the national level in India as well as in the international agency—UNICEF. He played a key role in designing and scaling up of India’s national rural sanitation programme while working as Director, Rural Sanitation in the Department of Drinking Water Supply in the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India. He was responsible for initiating a large number of innovations in ‘Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC)’—the flagship rural sanitation programme in India, including designing and operationalizing the innovative incentive scheme, Nirmal Gram Puraskar, and an effective online monitoring system for TSC. These innovations were instrumental in revamping and rejuvenating the rural sanitation programme in India.