Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India
Joint Secretary (Marketing)
Shri Ashutosh Jindal is an IAS officer from Tripura cadre (1995 batch). He has done B.E in Electronics & Commn Engg. and has a Post Graduation in Economics.
In a professional career of nearly 25 years, he has held various positions in the Government of India and State of Tripura. He was working as Secretary of Finance, Urban Development and Tourism Departments in the State of Tripura. He served as an Advisor in the Indian Mission to European Union (EU) in Brussels (Belgium) and was Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
Presently, he is Joint Secretary (Marketing), Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India and has been instrumental in implementing PM’s Ujjwala Yojana, DBT in
The long-standing model of oil as the fuel of choice for transportation is being challenged from several directions, including electric powertrains and fuels such as CNG and LNG. The automotive sector is also changing with the emergence of mobility-as-a-service and autonomous vehicles. These disruptive forces could radically alter long-established trends in the industry with profound repercussions for energy. How are societal dynamics and trends affecting the landscape of mobility in India? How quickly will EVs be adopted? What advantages do gas-powered vehicles have over EVs? What strategies can energy companies adopt to stay relevant and ahead of the curve in this disruptive environment? What role can policy makers play to make this a smooth transition for companies and consumers?