Prabhat Kumar

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Prabhat Kumar
1st Governor of Jharkhand
In office
14 November 2000 – 3 February 2002
Chief MinisterBabulal Marandi
Preceded byOffice Established
Succeeded byV. C. Pande
25th Cabinet Secretary of India
In office
1 April 1998 – 31 October 2000
Prime MinisterAtal Bihari Vajpayee
Preceded byT. S. R. Subramanian
Succeeded byT. R. Prasad
Personal details
Born (1940-10-05) 5 October 1940 (age 81)
Allahabad, United Provinces, British India
(present-day Uttar Pradesh, India)
ProfessionCivil servant, politician

Prabhat Kumar is an Indian politician and retired civil servant. An Indian Administrative Service officer of the 1963 batch, he served as the Cabinet Secretary between 1998 and 2000.[1] Upon creation of the State of Jharkhand in November 2000, he was made the first governor.[2][3]


Kumar was born and brought up in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh. An Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the 1963 batch and Uttar Pradesh cadre, Kumar served as secretary to the Ministry of Textiles before his appointment as the cabinet secretary.[4][5]


  1. ^ Ghosh, Abantika (5 June 2011). "Citizens push to bring Prime Minister in Lokpal ambit". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 23 October 2013. Retrieved 22 December 2012.
  2. ^ Smith, Michael, and John Bond (1 October 2004). "Businesses Urged to Close the World's Poverty Gaps". For A Change. Initiatives of Change-International. Retrieved 22 December 2012. There is a palpable crisis of governance in many developing countries,’ said Prabhat Kumar, the Director of an independent Centre for Governance in India and former Governor of Jharkhand State
  3. ^ "New state of Jharkhand is born". The Rediff. Retrieved 13 March 2021.
  4. ^ "Prabhat Kumar". Governance India. IC Centre for Governance. Retrieved 22 December 2012. occupied the position of Cabinet Secretary from April 1998 to October 2000
  5. ^ "Prabhat Kumar is new cabinet secretary". 21 March 1998. Retrieved 7 November 2018.

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