A former IAS of 1973 batch, Jung has special interests...
in energy sector. In 90s, he was joint secretary (exploration) in the ministry of petroleum and natural gas. Later, he had served as a senior energy specialist in Asian Development Bank (ADB) and then a fellow in Oxford Institute for Energy Studies under University of Oxford. Jung was also a director for energy research at Observer Research Foundation, a non-profit think-tank supported by Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Industries.
Jung-edited book, “The Political Economy of Energy and Growth”, was published by Oxford University Press, covering a wide range of global energy debates such as trends in oil markets, oil diplomacy. The other experts who have also written essays include Daniel Yergin, Bill Gammell, Afsaneh Beschloss and RK Pachauri.
While releasing the book, vice-president said new sources of energy have to be found. “Humankind as a whole will be benefited by this book,” he said.