Rubal Agarwal, additional municipal commissioner of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), and chief executive officer (CEO) of Pune Smart City Development Corporation Limited (PSCDCL), brings to the table several years of experience in working across cities in Maharashtra. An Indian Administrative Service officer, her main responsibilities at PMC include planning, implementing and managing basic civic services. Besides, she has helped in ensuring availability of ambulances with registered non-governmental organisations in Maharashtra offering health care services.
Before joining PMC, she was CEO of the Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi. Agarwal has also served as subdivisional magistrate in Kurduwadi-Solapur, CEO in Zila Panchayat, Ahmednagar, and district collector in Ahmednagar and Jalgaon. She received various accolades as collector in Jalgaon district from 2014 to 2017. She was awarded the Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award in 2015-16, the Best Collector Award in the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign in 2016, and the Best Collector Award of the Maharashtra government in 2016-17.
During her tenure as additional municipal commissioner of PMC, the city received the Smart City Digital Payment award from the central government in 2018. Further, Pune has been conferred the 2019 Wellbeing City Award Laureate in the Economy and Opportunity category, for the Lighthouse project, run in partnership by PMC and Pune City Connect.
Agarwal has recently been appointed as CEO of PSCDCL, as an additional charge. In this role, she is responsible for shaping business strategies, strengthening the implementation engine for projects and setting up execution capabilities. Besides, she is responsible for maintaining client relationships, ensuring resource mobilisation and monitoring progress of ongoing projects.
She counts her ability to multitask and passion towards work as her key strengths. Besides, she is vision oriented and decisive. She holds a track record of high performance and has showcased the ability to anticipate, navigate and embrace challenges. She believes that the involvement of elected representatives is critical to the process of city planning, since they know the pain points of citizens the best.
Agarwal completed her schooling from Rajasthan and holds a bachelor’s degree in economics. Her family comprises her husband who is as an IT professional and their seven-year-old son.