Wednesday, October 19, 2016

India gets appreciation in OECD’s Paris seminar; DoPT joint secretary Devesh Chaturvedi represented India in the meet

Devesh Chaturvedi (File photo)
INDIA’s Direct Benefit Transfers (DBT) scheme received appreciation from panelists from across the world who spoke in a G-20 seminar held in Paris on Monday, according to a statement issued by Central government’s personnel department — DoPT. The seminar, organized by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), was centered around the theme of corruption and global economy. India was represented by 1989 batch IAS officer and joint secretary in…
the department of personnel and training (DoPT) Devesh Chaturvedi who handles international cooperation in the department. Some of the global panelists highlighted how the Direct Benefit Transfers scheme through JAM (Jan Dhan, Aadhar and Mobile) is an example of an implementation tool that resulted in the reduction of pilferages and delays besides bringing down corruption levels. The panelists in the Paris seminar were experts coming from OECD, International Monetary Fund, World Bank and also economists and researchers from leading universities. The seminar was followed by a two-day G-20 Anti Corruption Working Group (ACWG) meeting that began on Tuesday.
Devesh Chaturvedi, the IAS officer who represented India in the OECD meet in Paris, belongs to Uttar Pradesh cadre and has been with the DoPT since May 2015. A mechanical engineer-turned IAS, Chaturvedi has a PG diploma in public policy from IIM-Bangalore and is also a PhD from IIT-Delhi.
Earlier, he had served in the union tourism ministry, first as a director and then as additional director general (ADG).

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