Arun Goel (IAS) Wiki, Age, Wife, Caste, Children, Family, Biography & More – WikiBio by Education Learn Academy

Arun Goel is a retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) of the 1985 Punjab cadre. On 19 November 2022, he was appointed as the Election Commissioner of India.

Wiki/Biography

Arun Goel was born on Friday, 7 December 1962 (age 60 years; as of 2022) in Punjab, India. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius. He did B.A. (Maths) from Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab. He then pursued M.Sc. (Maths) from Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab. He was a gold medallist in graduation and post-graduation from Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab. Later, he did post-graduation in development economics from the University of Cambridge Churchill, Cambridge, England. In 1985, he received the Chancellors Medal of Excellence for being First Class First and Record Breaker in all the Exams by the Governor of Punjab.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 9″

Eye Colour: Black

Hair Colour: Black

Family

Parents & Siblings

There is not much information available about his parents and siblings.

Wife & Children

Arun Goel is married.

Arun Goel with his wife at an event

Arun Goel with his wife at an event

Career

Arun Goel’s in-service training details include:

  • 1989-1990: Development Admin in National Institute of Rural Development, Hyderabad
  • 1992-1993: Junior Level Programme in Administrative Training Institute, Mysore
  • 1999-2000: Middle Level (1983-89) Batches in Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
  • 2001-2002: Disaster Management in Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi
  • 2002-2003: Senior Level (1982-85) Batches in Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad
  • 2005-2006: Ethical Leadership in  IC Centre for Governance (ICCG), Panchgani
  • 2006-2007: Advanced Course on WTO in Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad
  • 2009-2010: Negotiating Strategies & Public Private Partnership in Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
  • 2012-2013: Governance and Social Policy in Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai
  • 2014-2015: Improving Governance through Accountability in National Academy of Audit & Accounts, Shimla
  • 2015-2016: Inner Engineering Leadership Programme in Isha (Foundation) Yoga Centre, Coimbatore
  • 2016-2017: Investigating Economic Crimes in Financial Markets in National Institute of Security Markets, Mumbai

Arun Goel did his domestic training in Personnel and General Administration at various locations including ASCI Hyderabad, ATI Mysore, IIM Bangalore, NIRD Hyderabad, and NIRD Hyderabad. His foreign training details are:

  • Public Sector Management, USA
  • WTO Internal Trade & Development, Geneva
  • CRISIS MGT., Commerce, United Kingdom

In 2013, Arun Goel did mid-level training ‘7th Round MCT Phase 5.’

Major Designation(s)    

  • S D O (Civil) Junior Scale: Cadre (AIS) in Sub Divisional Admn/Land Revenue Mgmt & District Admn (1 August 1987-1 June 1989)
  • Additional Deputy Commissioner: Junior Scale in Cadre (AIS), District Admn/Land Revenue Mgmt & District Admn (1 June 1989-28 February 1991
  • Additional Deputy Commissioner: Junior Scale Cadre (AIS) in District Admn/Land Revenue Mgmt & District Admn (1 June 1989-30 June 1989)
  • Chief Administrator Under Secretary: Cadre (AIS) in Urban Development/Urban Development (1 July 1989-28 February 1991)
  • President Under Secretary: Cadre (AIS) in Municipal Administration/Urban Development (1 July 1989-28 February 1991)
  • Jt Secy to Governor Under Secretary: Cadre (AIS) in Governor’s Sectt./Staff Officers (28 February 1991 to 22 September 1991)
  • Jt Secy Under Secretary: Cadre (AIS) in General Administration/Personnel and General Administration (26 July 1992-30 July 1993)
  • Deputy Commissioner Under Secretary, Bhatinda: Cadre (AIS) in District Admn/Land Revenue Mgmt & District Admn (1 August 1993-30 June 1994)
  • Secretary Under Secretary, Punjab: State Agriculture Mktg Bd (PSAMB), Cadre (AIS) in Agricultural Marketing/Agriculture & Cooperation (30 June 1994- 31 October 1994)
  • Managing Director Under Secretary, Chandigarh: Cadre (AIS) in Industries (31 October 1994-30 November 1995)
  • Managing Director Under Secretary, Chandigarh: Cadre (AIS) in Tourism (31 October 1994-30 November 1995)
  • Deputy Commissioner, Deputy Secretary, Ludhiana: Cadre (AIS) in District Admn/Land Revenue Mgmt & District Admn (30 November 1995-31 December 1996)
  • Managing Director Deputy Secretary: Cadre (AIS) in Public Distribution/Consumer Affairs, Food & PD (31 December 1996 -28 February 1997)
  • Deputy Commissioner, Deputy Secretary, Ludhiana: Cadre (AIS) in District Admn/Land Revenue Mgmt & District Admn (28 February 1997-31 January 1998)
  • Deputy Commissioner, Director, Ludhiana: Cadre (AIS) District Admn/Land Revenue Mgmt & District Admn (31 January 1998-30 April 2000)
  • Managing Director: Cadre (AIS) in Shipping/Transport (1 January 2000-31 January 2001)
  • Managing Director, Warehousing Corporation Ltd., Punjab: Cadre (AIS) in Civil Supplies/Consumer Affairs, Food & PD (9 May 2000-31 January 2001)
  • Managing Director, Joint Secretary, State Warehousing Corpn: Cadre (AIS) in Civil Supplies/Consumer Affairs, Food & PD (31 January 2001-07 December 2001)
  • Managing Director, Joint Secretary: Cadre (AIS) in Shipping /Transport (31 January 2001-07 December 2001)
  • Managing Director, Joint Secretary, State Warehousing Corpn: Cadre (AIS) in Civil Supplies/Consumer Affairs, Food & PD (19 January 2002-28 February 2002)
  • Managing Director, Joint Secretary: Cadre (AIS) in Shipping /Transport (19 January 2002-28 February 2002)
  • Secretary: Cadre (AIS) in Youth Affairs & Sports/Youth in Affairs & Sports (28 February 2002-31 May 2003)
  • Managing Director, Joint Secretary, Small Ind & Export Corp Punjab: Cadre (AIS) in Industries (12 May 2003-14 June 2006)
  • Secretary, Punjab: Cadre (AIS) in Finance (15 June 2006-15 March 2007)
  • Director, Punjab: Cadre (AIS) in Disinvestment/Finance (15 June 2006-15 March 2007)
  • Secretary, Housing & Urban Dev Deptt: Cadre (AIS) in Urban Development (15 March 2007-4 November 2009)
  • Vice Chairman, Punjab Urban in Development Authority (PUDA): Cadre (AIS) Urban Development/Urban Development (15 March 2007-4 November 2009)
  • Principal Secy: Cadre (AIS)in Urban Housing/Urban Development (04 November 2009-14 December 2009)
  • Secretary, Punjab, Urban Dev Authority (PUDA): Cadre (AIS) in Urban Development (4 November 2009-02 May 2011)
  • Principal Secy, Power Deptt, Punjab: Cadre (AIS) Power/Energy (14 December 2009-4 May 2011)
  • Joint Secretary, Urban Dev, Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM): Centre, Urban Development (5 May 2011-28 June 2012)
  • Joint Secretary, Finance: Centre, Revenue/Finance (28 June 2012-30 July 2015)
  • Vice Chairman, Urban Dev: Centre, Urban Development (31 July 2015-31 October 2016)
  • Additional Secy & F A: Centre, Labour/Labour & Employment (1 November 2016- 22 May 2018)
  • Additional Secretary, Culture Centre: Cultural Affairs/Culture (22 May 2018-31 July 2018)
  • Spl Secy, Culture: Centre, Cultural Affairs/Culture (1 August 2018-9 August 2018)
  • Secretary, Culture: Centre, Cultural Affairs/Culture (10 August 2018-31 December 2019)
  • Secretary, Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Heavy Industry, New Delhi: Centre, Heavy Industries/Industries (31 December 2019-31 December 2022)

On 18 November 2022, he voluntarily took retirement as Secretary, Ministry of Heavy Industries. He was replaced by Kamran Rizvi. His retirement was supposed to be held on 31 December 2022. On 19 November 2022, the President of India Droupadi Murmu appointed him as the Election Commissioner of India. As per the statement of the Union Law and Justice Ministry,

The President is pleased to appoint Shri Arun Goel, IAS (Retd.) (PB: 1985) as the Election Commissioner in the Election Commission with effect from the date he assumes the office.”

 

Since 15 May 2022, the position of one Election Commissioner in the three-member committee was vacant.

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