Mrs Sonal Goel, an IAS, 2008 Batch has been dedicated to the service of the nation for more than a decade now. She is presently posted as Resident Commissioner, Tripura Bhawan in New Delhi.
Having secured an all India Rank 13th in Civil Services Examination, she joined Tripura Cadre (4 years Inter-cadre deputation to Haryana) and has held various significant positions since then. She has put in more than 13 years of dedicated service towards the nation.
She joined the Haryana cadre in July 2016 and has served as CEO of Gurugram Metropolitan City Bus Limited (GMCBL) and Additional CEO of Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) in her last posting.
Mrs Goel has featured in Top 25 Women transforming India by Niti Aayog, United Nations and MyGov in September 2016.
Sonal Goel IAS, Batch 2008
She hails from Panipat, Haryana and had her education based in Delhi. Her excellence is supported by well-established credentials in the field of academics. She did her schooling at D.A.V. Public School. She is an alumnus of Sri Ram College of Commerce, D.U, (the World's leading educational institute in Commerce) from where she did her B.Com (Hons.). She is also a C.S (Company Secretary) from ICSI, New Delhi, which augments her expertise in Finance and Commerce.
She has another prestigious institute to prove her academic excellence, Kurukshetra University University from where she did L.L.M, which adds perspective to her jurisprudence profile.She had done her L.L.B from Delhi University She also holds a masters degree in Public Policy from IGNOU making it a perfect combination of administration, law and policymaking.
Roots of finance and commerce can be well observed in her family where her father Mr I.C Goel is a CA by profession. Her mother Mrs Renu Goel who has been acting as a support system for the family is a Homemaker. In her family, she is blessed with two children and her husband, Mr Aditya Yadav, IRS (C & IT) who have been her pillar of strength. Prior to joining the Civil Services, she has worked in the Corporate sector as Company Secretary & Legal Advisor for around 3 years.
Her positions in Government held earlier include:
Commissioner, Municipal Corporation Faridabad & CEO, Smart City Faridabad; District Magistrate & Collector, Gomati District, Tripura; State Project Director, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan; ADM & Collector, South Tripura; CEO, Agartala Municipal Council; Joint Secretary Labour Department; SDM, Ambassa; Assistant Collector, West Tripura
Mrs Sonal Goel has been honoured on various platforms for her outstanding work towards the nation, the accolades received include:
As DM & Collector, Gomati - Felicitation by Deptt. of Posts, GOI under Sukanya Samridhi Scheme under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao; National MGNREGA award from MORD GOI; Manthan South Asia 'District Collector Digital Champion' Award; National Digital India award from Ministry of IT GOI; Initiative ‘Nandini’ recognized as Best Practice on Civil Service Day by Govt of Tripura; SKOCH National SMART Governance Award.
Best BSUP City award from MOUD GOI as CEO, Agartala Municipal Council.
As Commissioner MCF & CEO Smart City Faridabad – Faridabad selected as ‘Fastest Moving city under Swachh Survekshan 2017 by MOUD GOI; SKOCH National award for Solar City & Green City Project;
As DC Jhajjar - Led Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) team to interact with Hon'ble President of India on International Women's Day; Awarded by Hon'ble Governor Haryana for achievements by Distt. Red Cross Society; District Felicitated for annual improvement on Sex Ratio at Birth; Felicitated by ‘CSR Platinum Award’ for Best CSR Practices in the district by Hon’ble Chief Minister; Felicitated by Hon'ble Governor for activities done for child welfare; Activities of district Jhajjar were published in Photobook (2015-18) Ministry of WCD, GOI; Received ‘Outstanding Woman Administrator Award’ at ‘FMRT-ASMITA: Women’s Leadership Conclave’, District Jhajjar received National Award by MWCD GOI on ‘National Girl Child Day in the category ‘Enabling Girl Child Education’ in January 2019; ‘Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Innovation in Governance Awards’ 2019 from Hon’ble Vice Chairman NITI Aayog at Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Summit (Feb 2019).
As Administrator HSVP & Additional CEO FMDA Faridabad - Felicitated as part of 30 ‘Web Wonder Women’ from Ministry of WCD GOI, Twitter India & Breakthrough India (March 2019); for impacting society through social media.
She has attended various training programs globally that include Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) study at London, UK by NIUA; part of a delegation to study SMART cities mission implementation at Sydney, Australia by NITI Aayog; Regional symposium by UNDESA at Incheon, South Korea on SDGs.
She has been appointed as ‘Honorary Advisor’ at BRICS CCI Young Leaders Forum (Session 2020-2023). She has also been a speaker at various TEDx Talks. Mrs Goel likes writing, music, dance, plays chess, likes to travel and explore places. She believes we all can contribute to society, in all capacities big or small.