|Guruprasad Mohapatra Assumes charge as Secretary DPIIT|
Guruprasad Mohapatra Assumes charge as Secretary DPIIT
Dr. Guruprasad Mohapatra, an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Officer of 1986 batch, assumed charge of the office of Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) in New Delhi.
Prior to taking over as secretary of DPIIT, he served as chairman of the Airports Authority of India (AAI).
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, Gujrat 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 Ahmedabad, 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.