Hari Chandana IAS

My journey to becoming
who I am

My education and experiences from every phase of my life have molded me into the person I am today.

  • 01. Education

    1. London School of Economics M.Sc in Environmental Economics   2. University of Hyderabad Masters in political sciences   3. St. Anns College, Hyderabad Bachelors degree in Economics, Public Administration, ...

  • 02. Career/ Work

    1.Global Environment Facility One year of work experience in a U.N.D.P project funded by the World Bank. 2.Indian Administrative Service  Cleared UPSC exams in the second attempt and assigned to ...

  • 03. Postings

    1.Assistant Collector Vishakapatnam (2012 – 2013) 2.Sub Collector Vijayawada (2013-2014) 3.T.S Cadre Executive assistant for Chief Secretary (2014) 4.Zonal Municipal Commissioner MA & UD departments in various zones of GHMC ...

  • 04. Additional Charges / Responsibilities

    1.Additional Commissioner  Lakes 2.Additional Commissioner Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR

Hari Chandana IAS

Academic Background

▶️ Graduation in Economics, Political Science & Public Admin from St. Ann’s, Hyderabad 


▶️ Masters in Political Science from University of Hyderabad 


▶️ M.Sc from London School of Economics ( LSE )

Work Profile

▶️ IAS 2010 batch Telangana Cadre


▶️ SDM (2012-14)


▶️ Zonal Commissioner, GHMC (2014-2020)


▶️ Collector & District Magistrate, Narayanpet (2020-2022) 


▶️ Food Safety Commissioner ( fssai ) for the State ofTelangana & Director, AYUSH Telangana (Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha, Homeopathy) (2023- 2023) Commissioner & Director Municipal Administration CDMA Hyderabad & State Nodal Officer, Prajavani (2023-2024)


▶️ 04/01/24 till Date – Nalgonda Collector & District Magistrate

Innovation, Leadership and Role in Special Projects

▶️ Created India’s First Pet Park in Hyderabad


▶️ Launched Self Sustaining 200 “Loo-Cafes” based on a revenue model


▶️ Promoted usage of Recycled Plastic as footpaths, street furniture and art installations


▶️ Installed “Feed the Need” community Refrigerators in Hyderabad.


▶️ Led mega Infra projects like Durgam Cheruvu cable-stay bridge, Lake rejuvenation, and 4 flyover projects


▶️ Mobile ‘She-Toilets’ introduced forthe first time in the country.


▶️ Executed green projects like Panchatantra Park, Mir Alam park and 6 lake rejuvenation projects in Hyderabad


▶️ Enabled ISO 14001:2015 certified Green Govt. Buildings.


▶️ Initiated ‘T-Consult’, a free telemedical service connecting rural areas with specialist Doctors.


▶️ Started “Aarunya” a first-of-its-kind District marketing Company providing an e-Platform to rural SHG women to reach out to metro markets.


▶️ During lockdown generated surplus income to the SHG Women andWeavers by dovetailing the local resources to global demand.


▶️ Monitoring District Administration through “Palle Pragathi” (village progress tracker) app.


▶️ Bridged the digital divide for rural children by providing Coding, App Development and Digital Learning skills to Govt. School kids.


▶️ Recipient of GoI National Tourism Award, 2017


▶️ Identified by the Better India Magazine as one of the Top 10 IAS officers of India creating change at grassroots 2018


▶️ Selected as one of the Top 4 IAS officers making a difference byThe Print magazine in 2019


▶️ Shortlisted for Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Administration 2020


▶️ FICCI, Recipient of F.L.O Award forWomen Empowerment 2021


▶️ British Council Alumni Award-2021 under the Social Impact category (The only Indian recipient to have been selected)


▶️ Selected by SpeakIn as one of India’s 8 most influential IAS officers 2021


▶️ Conferred BEST D.M. Award 2023 on 17.01.23 by the Indian Express Jury headed by Former CJI Justice R.M.Lodha.

Hari Chandana IAS Biodata


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