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Vivek Yadav IAS

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Vivek Yadav IAS
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BornVivek Yadav
(1981-12-13) 13 December 1981 (age 39)
Uttar Pradesh, India
🏳️ NationalityIndian
🎓 Alma materDr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University Kamla Nehru Institute of Technology, Sultanpur
💼 Occupation
Indian Administrative Service
Works on waste management and sanitation development

Vivek Yadav is an 2008 IAS Cadre officer, currently serving as the District Collector and Magistrate of Vizianagaram district in Andhra Pradesh.

Early life and education[edit]

Vivek was born on 13 December 1981 at Ambedkar Nagar in Uttar Pradesh to Shri Motilal Yadav and Smt. Kanti Yadav. He finished his schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya[1] and St. Joseph’s School. Following, he chose KNIT[2], Sultanpur for his higher studies. After graduating as a computer science engineer, he worked at C-DOT for four and a half years.


Vivek Yadav is the district Collector and Magistrate of Vizianagaram District in Andhra Pradesh, India. Being from the IAS Cadre of the year 2008, Yadav has work experience across Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Earlier he has served as the Joint Collector Under Secretary and Joint Collector & Additional District Magistrate at Srikakulam and Guntur district respectively. He also served as the Sub Collector at Adilabad District. His role as Commissioner at Warangal District has been significant with regard to successful waste management in the city. Warangal, under his administration was turned into a dump free city in seven days. He featured in Aamir Khan's Television Show Satyamev Jayate in an episode covering Waste Management.[3]

Recently, his noteworthy efforts have brought national Award to Vizianagaram District for the effective implementation of the MGNREGA ("Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act", Scheme). Previously he has earned several awards, both at State and National Level. Few of them are Outstanding Performance during Digital India Week celebrations[4], New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Ltd., and HUDCO Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment 2012-13 etc.[5]

Keeping in view the dismal sanitation scenario in Vizianagaram district, the district administration under Sri. Vivek Yadav planned and successfully implemented a sanitation campaign called "10000 Individual Household Latrine in 100 Hours"[6] during "March 10th to 14th, 2017". The campaign had commenced at 6.00 AM on March 10 and ended by 10.00 AM on March 14, by whose end, 71 Gram Panchayats of the district were declared open defecation free. A total of 10449[7] toilets were constructed across the district in 100 hours. More than 10000 people participated in the campaign.[8]

His role in successful implementation of land acquisition at Bhogapuram is very much noteworthy and a national model for transparent and participatory land acquisition process.[9]


Vivek Yadav IAS getting award for his work.

Shri Vivek Yadav received 28th Rank in Civil Service Examination, 2007.[5]

Vivek Yadav was featured on Amir Khan’s Television show, Satyamev Jayate[10] for his works on waste management at Warangal District.

His efforts to make Vizianagaram district open defecation free was noticed nationally. Honourable Prime Minister mentioned about the project taken up in the district that build 10000 Intra House Hold Latrines (IHHL) in 100 hours In Mann Ki Baat[11]. This initiative alone created almost 5 percent increase in the total toilet coverage in the district.

He was recognised as one of the determined officers in South India, by The NEWS Minute[12], a news portal, for his dedicated work to serve the people of the Vizianagaram district.

Vivek participated in people-centric initiatives which gained the district national recognition on effective implementation of MGNREGA programme.


  1. Kendra, Vidyalaya. "Schools".
  3. Khan's, Aamir. "Satyamev Jayate Season 2 Episode 3". Star Plus.
  4. The, Hindu. "Srikakulam gets award for Digital India awareness campaign" (DECEMBER 31, 2015).
  5. 5.0 5.1 Yadav, Vivek. "Work and Award".
  6. News, Studio N. "Collector Vivek Yadav Launch Construction of 10,000 Toilets in 100 Hours". Studio N, The24-hour Telugu news channel. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  7. Now, Times. "Over 10,000 toilets built in 100 hours in Vizianagaram" (Mar 15, 2017, 08:02 IST). Siva G.
  8. Dutta, Saptarshi (30 May 2017). "Vizianagaram District Collector Sends Letters To Students To Make Them Ambassadors Of Swachh Cause". NDTV-Dettol Banega Swachh India.
  9. ETV, Andra Pradesh. "An Interview with Vizianagaram Collector Vivek Yadav". 16 Jan 2017.
  10. Khan's, Aamir. "Satyamev Jayate Season 2 Episode 3". Star Plus.
  11. ETV, Andhra Pradesh. "Maan ki baat, PM Modi Praises Vizianagaram People for Swachh Bharat Movement". 25 Jun 2017.
  12. Thenewsminute, News Portal. "Determined,Driven, gutsy: 17 officers in the south who are worthy role models".

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