Mr. Anil Swarup is the former Secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development. An MA in political science, Mr. Swarup is a 1981 batch UP cadre IAS and originally hails from Uttar Pradesh.
In early 1990s, he was the collector of Kheri district. In his over three decades long career, he has served as Secretary, Industries in UP and Managing Director of Pradeshiya Industries and Investment Corporation of UP (PICUP).
At the Centre, he was an export commissioner under Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) and chairman of Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), an agency under the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
Between 2006 and 2013, Mr. Swarup was with the Union Labour Ministry, first as Joint Secretary and then as Additional Secretary. In the Labour Ministry, he was a key driver in implementing the national health insurance scheme – the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY), a cashless and smartcard-based health insurance scheme which benefited about 90 million people and was chosen by UNDP as one of the best social security schemes for publication.
Before the Department of School Education and Literacy, Mr. Swarup was posted as Secretary in the Coal Ministry and is credited for successfully developing and implementing the auction of coal mines model for allocation of natural resources.