IAS, Secretary Ministry of Food Processing and Industries, Government of India
Mr. Siraj Hussain joined the IAS in 1979 and he was allotted Uttar Pradesh cadre. He served the Government of Uttar Pradesh in various capacities including District Magistrate, General Manager of UP Finance Corporation, Managing Director of UP State Industrial Development Corporation, and Agro Industries Corporation. He was also posted in the State Secretariat in the Departments of Energy, Education and Panchayati Raj.
He served the Government of India in various capacities including Deputy Managing Director, National Cooperative Development Corporation, Joint Secretary in Department of Food & Public Distribution, and Chairman-cum-Managing Director of Food Corporation of India (FCI).
In the Department of Food & Public Distribution, he formulated the scheme for attracting investments from private sector in warehousing, popularly known as Private Entrepreneurs Guarantee Scheme 2010. 13 million tonnes of storage capacity has been sanctioned under the scheme, out of which 7 million tonnes has been completed and taken over by FCI. The storage problem of FCI has accordingly been addressed to a large extent.
He was Additional Secretary & Special Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture & Cooperation for about a year.
He has also served for five years as the Vice Chancellor of Jamia Hamdard (University) in New Delhi, which specializes in courses in Unani medicine, pharmacy, biological sciences and allied health sciences.
Presently, he is Secretary to Government of India, in the Ministry of Food Processing Industries.