Shri Yudhvir Singh Malik, Secretary in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, belongs to the 1983 batch of Haryana Cadre. He has held many important positions in the Centre and in the State over the past three decades. Prior to his present assignment as Secretary in the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, he served as Chairman, National Highways Authority of India, where he introduced a number of systemic initiatives besides bringing a quantum-jump in the road constructionin the highways sector. During 2015-2016, he has served as Additional Secretaryand Special Secretary in the NITI Ayog where he handled several important issues. From Sept, 2014 to Sept, 2015, he had held the important position of CEO, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and was responsible for important decisions with regard to development of standards for a large number of food items and strengthening of enforcement functions. Earlier, he had served as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs during 2004 to 2008 where he led the implementation of MCA 21, one of the path-breaking IT initiatives of the Government of India. Back home in the State of Haryana, Shri Malik served as Additional Chief Secretary and Principal Secretary in departments of Revenue & Disaster Management, Mines, Industries & Commerce, Environment & Forests. His notable contribution in his cadre include stints in the Finance Department of the State Government in various capacities for about 7 years, the power sector where he led the World Bank sponsored restructuring and reform programme, and as Managing Director of the State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation where he conceptualized and developed one of the best known industrial townships of India, the Industrial Model Township at Manesar (Gurgaon). Subsequently, he played a leading role for industrialization of Haryana during 2008 to 2014 as the Principal Secretary, Industries & Commerce Department, Mines and IT of the State before coming to the Government of India. As Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, he is currently responsible for India’s 18 billion dollar highways development programme and the preparation and monitoring of the country’s road safety initiatives like Golden Quadrilateral, Sethu Bharatham and Char Dham projects. He is also responsible for the administration of the regulatory frameworks for road transport, auto emission norms, vehicle safety regulations, public sector transport organizations and the development of international road inter-connectivity. Shri Malik holds degrees of Masters in English Literature, MSc. in Development Management with distinction, and a Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Shri Malik is also the recipient of Prime Minister’s Award for National level excellence in Public Administration for his outstanding contribution in the team initiative - MCA 21, an e-governance project for the year 2008. He was also awarded a national level Gold Award by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, Govt. of India in the field of communications and information technology in the same year. He is also the recipient of national level Udyog Rattan award by the Institute of Economic Studiesfor his contribution to the development of Industry in Haryana.