Nidhi Mani Tripathi, an IAS officer of Manipur cadre 2001 batch has been appointed as the Joint Secretary, Department of Commerce.
She will hold the post or fie years till 2021. She has been appointed in place of Manoj Kumar Dwivedi. He is an IAS officer of Jharkhand cadre 1997 batch.
She has earlier served as District Magistrate in Nainital.Prior to this, she held the post of Additional Secretary & Project Director (ADB), Urban Development Department.
She was also the District Magistrate of Almora and she was Chief Development Officer of Nainital District for about two years.
She also worked in the Manipur Government as SDM/ADM looking at the law and administration of different districts.
Tripathi is keenly interested in development of the poor through self help groups and NGOs, adopting the participatory development model.
She also holds a Masters degree in Political Science and History from Gorakhpur University and also holds an M.Phil in International Politics from JNU, New Delhi.