Bhupinder S Bhalla - Secretary - Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India

Bhupinder S Bhalla

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India

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With an honours degree from Shri Ram College of Commerce, ICWA and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, he navigated corporate finance for three years before joining the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 1990.

As a member of the Union Territory cadre of the IAS, he has had memorable stints in diverse fields across Delhi, Goa, Daman & Diu, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Chandigarh, including as the Administrator, Union Territories of Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli, where he worked as the constitutional and administrative head of the territories.

He has worked in key positions at the Government of India as well. As Director (Banking), Ministry of Finance, he played a role in several major initiatives in India’s banking sector. He was then deputed as Counsellor (Economic) in the Indian Embassy at Washington DC, USA where he was actively involved in India-US bilateral engagements in finance, energy and agriculture for over three years. His later worked in the Ministry of Commerce & Industry as Joint Secretary, and then as Additional Secretary, for over five years where he was responsible for India’s trade relations with the neighbouring countries and Iran, as well as export promotion, world-wide, of engineering products. During the tenure, he also worked as Director General, Trade Remedies and led the India Brand Equity Foundation as its CEO.

He is currently responsible for planning and executing India’s ambitious goals for the renewable energy sector as the Secretary of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.

He has been conferred with the Today’s Traveller Award 2014 for Exemplary Contribution in Planning and Structuring of Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli. As a Fellow Member of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India, he was also conferred with the inaugural CMA Ratna Award 2016 by the Institute for significant contribution to the cause of society and the profession as a policymaker.


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