Shri Umang Narula has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director (C&MD) of India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC). He succeeds Shri Girish Shankar, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Tourism who was also holding additional charge of Managing Director, ITDC.
Shri Umang Narula, 49, an IAS officer of 1989 batch, Jammu and Kashmir cadre, was the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Jammu & Kashmir prior to this role. As CEO of Jammu & Kashmir, he successfully conducted the Lok Sabha Elections and the J&K State Assembly elections in 2014. He was also Deputy Secretary in the Department of Culture under the Union Ministry of Tourism and Culture in 1998-2002. He also worked as a Director in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
In Jammu and Kashmir, he was Deputy Commissioner in Kargil and later shifted to Anantnag district. The other departments he served in the state include Industry and Commerce, Rural Development and Election department among others.