Balvinder Kumar belonged to 1981 batch of India Administrative Service (IAS) of Uttar Pradesh (U.P) cadre and got superannuated in February 2017 from the post of Union Secretary, Ministry of Mines, Government of India. After completing his post-graduation and M.Phil from Delhi University, Balvinder Kumar had joined Indian Forest Service on April 1, 1980, and undergone training at Indian Forest College, Dehradun. Later, he joined IAS on September 1, 1981. As an IAS officer, he worked on various assignments at State as well as Central level.
During service, Balvinder Kumar did Masters in Development Administration from University of Birmingham, England, UK from October 1, 1987, to September 30, 1988. In all, he had varied experience in the sectors of Revenue Administration, Taxation, Industrial Development, Social Development, Housing Sector, Science & Technology etc. at the State level. He was also posted as CEO, NOIDA twice. At Central level, he had the experience of Fertilizer, Agriculture, Handloom, Mines and Metal Sector and also served as Vice Chairman of Delhi Development Authority.
Besides, having wide and varied experience in government sectors, Balvinder Kumar has written 2 widely acclaimed books titled “Man’s Spiritual Journey” and “Awakening the Thinking Mind – an Inward Journey”. He is also a keen painter and has so far organised 2 exhibitions one at Lalit Kala Akademy, New Delhi and other in Lucknow to display about 100 paintings. In addition, he is actively participating in training and other non-profit activities of IC Centre of Governance, the NGO headed by ex-Cabinet Secretary, Government of India.