Dr. Sudhir Krishna
Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development
Dr. Sudhir Krishna

Dr. Sudhir Krishna belongs to the Karnataka Cadre of IAS (1977 Batch) took over as Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development on 10th August, 2011. Before this, he was Additional/Special Secretary in the Ministry of Panchayati Raj. His earlier assignments include Joint Secretary, Ministry of Fertilizers and in the Central Finance Commission, Senior Deputy Director in the LBS National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, Principal Secretary, Public Works, Ports & Inland Water Transport, Karnataka, Metropolitan Commissioner, Bangalore, Commissioner of Commercial Taxes, Karnataka, Divisional Commissioner, Gulbarga, Chief Secretary, Dharwar Zilla Parishad, Deputy Commissioner, Dakshin Kannada (Mangalore), Director of Sugar, Karnataka, etc. He holds a Master Degree in Physics from Banaras Hindu University, another Master Degree in Public Management from the Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg (USA) and PhD in Public Finance from the Centre of Federal Studies, Jamia Hamdard, Delhi. He has published several articles and a few books on issues relating to various aspects of public administration and inter-government fiscal relations. His latest book relates to Finance Commission Transfers in India, which was also the subject matter of his PhD thesis.