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Hardik Shah appointed Private Secretary to Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister

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Hardik Shah

Hardik Shah, 2010-Batch IAS officer has been appointed as the Private Secretary to Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, in the Ministry department.

Prior to this appointment, the Gujarat cadre officer was the Additional Collector, Himatnagar (Sabarkantha) district. He has also served as the Member Secretary, Gujarat Pollution Control Board, Government of Gujarat and Secretary, Gujarat State Expert Appraisal Committee constituted by the Government of Gujarat for implementation of EIA Notification, 2006 in State.

Shah was appointed as a Senior Technical Officer and Under Secretary, Department of Forests and Environment, Government of Gujarat after completing his graduation.

Shah has pursued Master in Environmental Engineering from Gujarat University. He has also received fellowship from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University in ‘Developing Design for Applicability of US Water Quality Trading Program in Indian Scenario’.

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He did his Bachelor’s in Law from Gujarat University. Shah has also received post graduate certificate in Environment Impact Assessment from University of Manchester.

Shah is also a recipient of various awards including “Special Recognition Award” as a Member Secretary, GPCB for ‘e-Governance under ‘Environment Category’ by CSI Nihilent e-Governance Awards 2009-2010.

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