Friday, January 29, 2010

Know Your Babu: India’s new petroleum secretary S Sundareshan

S Sundareshan, a 1976 batch Kerala cadre IAS will be India’s new petroleum secretary after RS Pandey, a 1972 batch Nagaland cadre IAS retires on January 31, 2010. Mr Sundareshan, who has a post graduate degree in business administration from UK’s University of Leeds, joined the ministry of petroleum and natural gas in April, 2007, as an additional secretary has remained in that important economic ministry after getting promoted first as a special secretary in November, 2009 and now as the secretary. Meet India’s new petroleum secretary.
(See Picture: Sundareshan behind petroleum minister Murli Deora)

Name: S Sundareshan
Batch and Cadre: 1976 batch Kerala cadre
Date of Birth: October 28, 1952
Place of domicile: Kerala
Mother Tongue: Tamil

Educational Qualifications
a) Post Graduation in business administration
b) Post Graduation in political science

Major Postings
a) Director, In Cadre, Rehabilitation
(From July 1, 1980 to October 1, 1980)
b) Managing Director, Agriculture and Cooperation
Fisheries (From October 1, 1980 to September 1, 1982)
c) Managing Director, Agriculture and Cooperation
Dairy (From September 1, 1982 to July 1, 1985)
d) Dist Magistrate, Pathanamthitta district, (From October 1, 1985 to September 1, 1987)
e) Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests, New Delhi
(From March 1, 1988 to May 1, 1990)
f) Private Secretary, Equivalent to Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi (From May 1, 1990 to June 1, 1990)
g) Private secretary, Equivalent to Director, Ministry of Commerce and Industry,
(From June 1, 1990 to December 1, 1990)
h) Joint Secretary, DEA, Ministry of Finance
(From January 20, 1997 to August 28,1999)
i) Minister (Economic), Joint Secretary equivalent, Tokyo (Japan)
(From August 23, 1999 to August 22, 2002)
j) Chairman and MD, Joint Secretary equivalent, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Forward Markets Commission, (From January 24, 2005 to February 12, 2007)
k) Chairman, Additional Secretary Equivalent, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Forward Markets Commission (From February 12, 2007 to April 19, 2007)
l) Additional Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, New Delhi
(From April 20, 2007 to November 24, 2009)
m) Special Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, New Delhi
(From November 24, 2009 to January 31, 2010)

Foreign Training Details
Business Administration from University of Leeds, UK, 1986

1 comment:

  1. He is one of the lucky IAS to grow in the same ministry from additional secretary to spl secretary and finally to secretary. Is he a hot favourite of Mr Deora?