Jalaj Srivastava
Jalaj Srivastava

Jalaj Srivastava is IWAI chairman

ANI | Updated: Nov 19, 2018 16:14 IST

New Delhi [India] Nov 19 (ANI): Jalaj Srivastava, a 1984 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, has been appointed the chairman of the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI). The IWAI comes under the Union Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways, currently headed by Nitin Gadkari.
Srivastava, presently working as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, is expected to take charge of his new responsibility on Tuesday. Earlier he had also served as chairman of New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) and Principal Secretary, Department of VAT, Delhi government.
Srivastava is credited with the launch of various programmes and schemes including the Wi-Fi in the market areas. Also, he is known for launching the "Shakti Cab" project and "URJA" project for women when he was with Delhi government.
He is also considered as the man behind the start of "Rahagiri" event that takes place every Sunday in the national capital to promote culture and sports. Similarly, the green waste management, outdoor gymnasium in parks and gardens and rooftop solar city projects were some of his other initiatives.
Srivastava is also the writer of a crime thriller novel titled 'The Perfect Suicide.' (ANI)