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Mir is an officer of the 2011 batch of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), serving in the state of Kerala. In August 2016, Mir got posted as the District Collector of Kannur. As the District Collector, he was the prime mover behind the transformation of Kannur into India's first plastic/disposable-free district. His most recent initiative was a timely project titled 'Satyameva Jayate' (Truth Alone Triumphs) that trains teachers and students to identify, vet and respond to misinformation and fake news online and covered over 200 schools in Kannur. Under his leadership, Kannur received 5 Kerala e-Governance Awards from the Chief Minister of Kerala in January 2019. The core driving force of Mir's work focuses on bringing together stakeholders from the government, private sector and members of society, in the interest of achieving important social goals.