Shri Surendra Nath Tripathi, IAS (Retd) is an IAS officer of 1985 batch (Odisha Cadre). An MA in Political Science from Allahabad University and MBA in Public Policy from Slovenia, Sh Tripathi is a highly seasoned Civi Servant with a true academic flavour. Before joining IAS, he had been Lecturering in Allahabad University and walking through a Banking assignment
He took over the charge of Director General IIPA in April 2019 while he was still holding the charge of Secretary, Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Govt of India.
Before that he adorned many important positions both in Govt of India as also in the Govt of Odisha.
He worked as Additional Secretary & Financial Adviser in Union Ministry of Agriculture Rural Development Statistics and Programme Implementation and Joint Secretary as also Development Commissioner in MSME. He served as Chairman Coir Board besides being in the board of NSIC ITPO DSIIDC sand KVIC
In Govt of Odisha, he held highly important positions like Secretary IT, Secretary Panchayati Raj and Rural Development , Information and Public Relations besides working as District Magistrates Sambalpur .
He worked as Managing Director of OSFC OSCB OSIC OFDC and Oil Orissa besides working as RDC Cuttack. He briefly worked as VC Orissa University of Culture
He worked as Consultant for UNICEF son Food Security and Women Empowerment issues.
He is credited with revolutionising the Panchayati Raj and Rural Development Deptt of Odisha. As Secretary IT, he digitised all Govt orders and other information of Govt of Odisha and put them into public domain on Website.
He is credited with wide ranging reforms in the Tool Room concept while being in MSME as JS and then Development Commissioner MSME.
After joining IIPA, he has been instrumental in implementing e-Office at IIPA which has simplified the office working tremendously. In this crisis time of Covid-19, when face to face training is practically nil, he has worked overnight for reorienting TeamIIPA towards digital and online training.
Due to his motivation leadership and continuous guidance, IIPA has been able to develop digital training materials in record time even during the lockdown period.