Dr. Shyam S Agarwal (IAS 1980: Raj) has taken over as new Secretary of Ministry of Tribal Affairs. A science graduate from Ravenshaw College (Utkal University) Shri Agarwal did his MA in Political Science and Economics. He also did MBA from University of Ljublijana, Slovania.
A Ph.D. in Economics from University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA, Dr. Agarwal served in the Ministries of Commerce and Industry, MSME, Social Justice and Empowerment and Home Affairs in various capacities. Dr. Agarwal was Secretary, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes before taking over the present assignment. He succeeds Shri Arun Jha.