ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Nipun Vinayak, bornand educated in Chandigarh, joined the IAS in 2001 after completing his MBBSwith gold medals. During his training at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, he got many awards including the ‘Director’s BestAll Round Trainee Award’. He has promoted community approaches in sanitation inhis various roles in the rural areas (as CEO, Zilla Parishad, Jalna) and inurban areas (as Municipal Commissioner, Nanded). As Collector, Raigad, he found himself embroiled in what media termed as the ‘first referendum of India’.As Municipal Commissioner, Nanded, he prioritised working with, and for, the slum-dwellers envisioning and affecting, to a great extent, a clean city.
He believes that good governance is about the3Ps – Passion, Participation and Partnership. Calling himself a ‘participative and facilitative development learner’, he cherishes engagement of people in various development projects. In his last role as Director of the national programme, Swachh Bharat (rural), he worked incessantly towards reorienting the programme from a supply-driven latrine construction programme to a community-led and community-driven collective behaviour change programme. His professional achievements include recommendation of his work as CEO Zilla Parishad, Jalna for ‘Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration’ by Government of Maharashtra and first prize in the State in ‘Rajiv Gandhi Abhiyaan for Administrative Reforms’.
He has authored books on sanitation, education, health and district administration.
He is currently serving the historic city of Aurangabad as Municipal Commissioner and can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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