Thursday, 6 March 2014

Shri Saurabh Chandra takes over as new Petroleum Secretary

Government of India
Shri Saurabh Chandra assumed charge as Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India here today. He succeeds Shri Vivek Rae, who demitted office on superannuation yesterday.

An officer of the Indian Administrative Service, belonging to the 1978 Batch (UP), Shri Chandra was earlier Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Government of India since 17th April, 2012. 

Prior to that, Shri Saurabh Chandra was Additional Secretary in Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion. He has a rich experience of working in financial administration in both his cadre and with the Government of India.

 This include his stint with the Ministry of Finance, Govt of India as Joint Secretary from 2002 to 2007. 

In a career spanning over 35 years, he has held several posts at different levels in the cadre and with the Government of India.

Shri Chandra while working as Director with the Department of Fertilizers, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers.

 Government of India, he was associated with the setting up of Oman – India Fertilizer Project, perhaps one of the most successful Joint Venture Projects set up by a Central Public Sector Enterprise/Multi-State Cooperative.

He is a Graduate in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and holds a Diploma in Management. 

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