Guruprasad Mohapatra and Ravi Capoor assume charge as Secretary


New Delhi: Dr. Guruprasad Mohapatra, an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Officer of 1986 batch, has assumed charge of the office of Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).

Prior to taking over as Secretary, DPIIT, he served as Chairman of Airports Authority of India (AAI).  Dr. Mohapatra brought about many changes in AAI’s strategic operations.

He gave a new direction to AAI and steered it to achieve greater excellence in the sector of airport infrastructure development not only at the metro airports but also in tier II and tier III cities.

He had earlier served as Joint Secretary in the Department of Commerce, Government of India where he worked for the promotion of Special Economic Zones (SEZs), Public Procurement and Project Exports (Financing & Insurance).

Dr. Guruprasad Mohapatra held the portfolio of Municipal Commissioner in Surat, Gujarat and was involved in the process of converting Surat into one of the models of urban governance with its thrust on solid waste management, quality infrastructure and sound financial management.

As Municipal Commissioner of Ahmadabad, Dr. Guruprasad Mohapatra was instrumental in developing several urban projects like the Sabarmati riverfront, BRTS, Kankaria lakefront, and heritage promotion.

He also served as the Transport Commissioner and Commissioner, Commercial Taxes in Gujarat.

Dr. Mohapatra also held the position of Managing Director in several listed Public Sector Units in India.

Ravi Capoor assumes Charge as Secretary Textiles

Ravi Capoor, an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of 1986 batch, assumed charge of the office of Secretary, Ministry of Textiles.

As Additional Chief Secretary, Assam, from 2016 to 2019, he was in charge of Mines & Minerals, Forest & Environment, Act East Policy Affairs and Public Enterprises Department. In addition, he also had the portfolios of Industry and Commerce.

Ravi Capoor worked as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India from 2011 to 2016 and was handling India’s trade with ASEAN, CIS countries, engineering exports and export promotion programme of the Commerce and Industry Ministry. He was also the CEO of India Brand Equity Foundation.

Ravi Capoor also worked as Executive Director, Petroleum Conservation Research Association and Director in the Ministry of Petroleum from 2004 to 2008.

He was involved in the sectors of refining, project management and implementation, pricing and supply and resolving operational issues.

He has also worked as Additional Development Commissioner, Handicrafts in New Delhi from 2002 to 2004. He was also Project Director of World Bank Funded Project (1999-2002) on Rural Infrastructure in Assam.

Ravi Capoor has vast experience of working in international agencies like the World Bank, European Union, United Nations, and Department for International Development in the Primary Education Project with Government of India.


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