Ms. Anuradha Gupta

Ms. Anuradha Gupta is a member of the Indian Administrative Service, which she joined in the year 1981.She, is an MBA (Australia) and has done advanced course in Public Policy from Maxwell School (USA). She has received executive education at Stanford school and Kennedy school of public administration at Harvard.

Mrs. Gupta has diverse and rich experience in policy, planning and programme implementation. She has served on several Boards of Directors including the Indian institute of Management (IIM) Ahmadabad and IIM, Bangalore.

Mrs. Anuradha Gupta is currently an Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and is the Mission Director of National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). The flagship programme of Government of India. Prior to this, she was joint Secretary for Reproductive and Child Health (RCH) in the Ministry.

Mrs. Gupta has led the Pulse Polio Programme which has achieved unprecedented success with India reaching a position of zero wild polio case for the last two and a half years. She is also the architect of “Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram”, an initiative that marks a historic shift in the direction of elimination of out of pocket expenses for mothers and children and free entitlements as a matter of right.

Mrs. Gupta also conceived of and put together a landmark programme “Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram” that undertakes comprehensive child health screening against four Ds- Defects at birth, diseases ,deficiencies and development delay including disabilities for children from 0-18 years of age across the country.

“National Iron+ initiatives” which aims to prevent and control anaemia, which is a grave public health challenge in India, is also her brainchild

Mrs. Gupta also served as Health Secretary in the State of Haryana and thus brings a strong understanding of,and perspective on, operational challenges, This shapes her work as Mission Director, National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) at the National Level