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    Home About Us Meet The Minister or Secretary Secretary
Pawan Kumar Agarwal
Pawan Kumar Agarwal


West Bengal Cadre – 1985 Batch

Secretary, Department of Consumer Affairs since 17th February, 2020

  • Chief Executive Officer, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) from 24th December, 2015 to 17th February, 2020
  • Earlier served in Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Planning Commission, Ministry of HRD and UGC in Government of India
  • Recipient of prestigious Fulbright New Century Scholarship at Harvard University and the Emory University in US in 2005/06.
  • Visiting scholar and fellow at ICRIER, New Delhi and the Centre for the Study of Higher Education and the Australia India Institute in University of Melbourne.
  • Published on a range of issues on education, skill development, food and nutrition.
  • Author of the book ‘Indian Higher Education: Envisioning the Future’ published by Sage in 2009