Date: August 30, 2014
Dr. Mohanty is credited with urban transport revival in India through the JNNURM project. Below is his brief and extraordinary profile – P. K. Mohanty, an officer of the Indian Administrative Service, is currently the Chief Secretary to Government of Andhra Pradesh. His academic qualifications include MA in Economics from Delhi School of Economics, MA in Political Economy and PhD in Urban Economics from Boston University. He was also a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University. Dr Mohanty has held several key positions including Commissioner of Visakhapatnam and Hyderabad Municipal Corporations; Vice Chairman, Hyderabad Urban Development Authority; Director General, Centre for Good Governance, Hyderabad; and Mission Director, Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), Government of India, New Delhi. Combining long research and administrative expertise, Dr Mohanty is known for his contributions to reforms in urban governance and finance in India.