Alok Kumar took over as Power Secretary in February 2021. Before he was the additional chief secretary, Industrial Development and IT & Electronics, Government of Uttar Pradesh. He has been the chief executive officer of various public enterprises in the transport and electricity sector. He has authored a book on policy and regulation of electricity industry in India which was published by Oxford University Press in 2012. Kumar has done his graduation in Civil Engineering from IIT-Roorkee and holds a MBA in finance.