SHRI VIVEK BHARADWAJ
Shri Vivek Bharadwaj (48 years), Joint Secretary, Ministry of Coal, Government of India, joined as Part-Time Official Director on the Board of SECL on 20.04.2015. Shri Bharadwaj is an IAS Officer of West Bengal Cadre of 1990 Batch. Shri Bharadwaj is an alumni of Mayo College and Demonstration School, Ajmer and is graduate in Economics from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University & MBA in Public Policy from University of Ljubjiana, Slovenia.
Shri Bharadwaj has wide experience spread across various administrative posts in the State of West Bengal including that of SDO Alipurduar; Additional Executive Officer, Malda Zilla Parishad; Additional District Magistrate, Darjeeling; District Magistrate & Collector, Nadia; Project Director, Kolkata Environmental Improvement Project (KEIP); Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of KMDA (Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority) and Special Secretary, I.T. Department. He has also provided his services to various Ministries and Departments of Government of India including Deputy Secretary/Director, School Education (MHRD, GoI) where he formulated the flagship programme of the Government of India to support ICT in education, and as Deputy Secretary/Director, Higher Education (MHRD, GoI), he was instrumental in formulation of the draft policy for regulation of foreign Universities in India.
His valuable services were recognized with various honors and awards like ‘The Skoch Award 2010’ for providing computer-aided education to Scheduled Caste dominated schools in Bankura and Burdwan and the feat of being last 15 finalist in ‘The Stockholm Challenge Award’.
He has authored various Books/Research Studies/Articles that include .‘A study on ICT usage in Indian Schools’, Thesis on- Efficiency & Management practices of select public examining bodies in India - Benchmarking Boards and their performance, “Grading the Boards” published in the Times of India and various other articles on Urban Issues published on a regular basis by the Times of India, Kolkata. He was covered by the Economic Times in the feature “Top View”. Shri Bharadwaj is a frequent Speaker in Conferences on Infrastructure, I.T. and Education.