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Father's Name  Late Brig. (Retd.) M.K. Sheriff     
Mother's Name Late (Dr.) Shrimati Shanti Sheriff
Date of Birth 17 August 1953
Place of Birth Ranchi (Jharkhand)
Marital Status Married
Spouse's Name Shrimati Ayesha Sheriff
Educational Qualifications B.A.(Honours) and M.A. (History) from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi; LL.B from Faculty of Law, University of Delhi; Pre-doctoral programme at Graduate Institute of International Studies, University of Geneva, Switzerland; Graduate of Ecole Nationale d’ Administration (National School of Administration) ENA, France; Diploma in French Language
Present Address Office: Room No. 29, Parliament House,
New Delhi – 110 001
Tel.: 23017355, 23034695
Fax: 23792940
Residence: 8, Lodhi Estate,
New Delhi - 110003
Positions Held  
Oct. 2012 onwards Secretary General, Rajya Sabha, Parliament of India
2007 to Sept. 2012 Secretary to the Vice- President of India
(Secretary to Government of India from February, 2011)
2007 Principal Secretary (Home), Government of NCT of Delhi (Additional charge Principal Secretary, Labour Department)
2006-2007 Chief Secretary, Andaman & Nicobar Administration, India
2002-2005 Senior Adviser to Executive Director, Asian Development Bank, Manila, Philippines
1997-2002 Joint Secretary to the President of India (Held charge of Secretary to President from August 2000 to July 2002)
1992-97 Secretary to the Vice- President of India
1990-92 Director, EEC Division, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India
1986-1990 Special Secretary & Director of Transport, (Additional charge of Tourism Department & Delhi Energy Development Agency), Delhi Administration
1986 Administrator, Agriculture Marketing Committee, Azadpur, Delhi Administration
1984-1985 Ecole Nationale d’ Administration (ENA), Paris
1981-1984 Deputy Commissioner and District Magistrate Districts of Tawang, Dibang Valley and Lower Subansiri (Arunachal Pradesh)
1979-81 Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Delhi
1978-79 Assistant Collector, Thane District, Maharashtra
1977 Joined the Indian Administrative Service (AGMUT Cadre)
1974 Lecturer, Department of History, Jesus & Mary College, University of Delhi
Languages Known Hindi, English and French
Social and Cultural Activities, Literary, Artistic and Scientific  Accomplishments and other Special  Interests Interests include public administration and parliamentary studies, international relations and strategic studies; environmental and developmental studies; special interests include heritage conservation, art and sculpture
Pastimes and Recreation
Member, (i) India International Centre, (ii) India Habitat Centre, (iii) Delhi Gymkhana Club, and (iv) Delhi Golf Club; Secretary, Rifle Club, St. Stephen’s College, Delhi; Participated in University tournaments for rifle shooting and is fond of equestrian sports apart from swimming, golf and mountain trekking
Countries Visited Visited more than 40 countries
Other Information Member, Task Force for Mass Rapid Transit System (Metro) for Delhi; President of Students’ Union, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva; National Cadet Corps (Best Cadet Junior Air Wing); participated in special programmes at All India Management Association, New Delhi; Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata; Institute of Public Enterprises, Hyderabad; Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi; The Energy Research Institute, New Delhi; Human Settlement Management Institute, New Delhi; International Management Group, Washington D.C., U.S.A. and Executive Development Programme John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, U.S.A
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