R. P. Gupta

NITI Aayog

Additional Secretary

Shri R. P. Gupta is an IAS Officer of 1987 Batch of Gujarat cadre. He did B. Tech. from IIT, Kanpur in Aeronautical Engineering. Apart from working in the field assignments in earlier part of his career as District Development Officer, Municipal Commissioner, District Collector etc., he mainly worked in the field of education, land record and energy at the policy making levels. In every field, the focus was on streamlining the system and introduction of modern technology to make the system more people friendly and responsive to their needs.

In the area of land records, digitization of village maps and land parcels and synchronizing them with satellite imagery along with geo-stationery tagging was done. Resurvey of state of Gujarat using modern technology was also started this time.

In the field of education, he introduced completely transparent computerized system of teachers’ recruitment enabling the State to recruit tens of thousands of teachers purely on merit in a short period of one month. His other contribution was in conceptualizing and implementing an annual assessment of quality of education in about 35000 Government schools in the state of Gujarat in digitized format to compare schools, tehsils and districts across the State but also enabling improvement or deterioration over time and assessing teachers performance.

He worked in the Ministry of Coal for about two and a half years and in Energy Department in the State of Gujarat. He also worked as Secretary, Department of Food and Civil Supplies dealing with the Public Distribution System (PDS). In this capacity, apart from fully computerizing the PDS right from Fair Price Shop to State Government level, system of biometric authentication was implemented to eliminate the leakages. In this capacity he also dealt with LPG and Kerosene distribution through PDS as cooking and lighting fuel.

Presently, he is working as Additional Secretary in NITI Aayog and looking after Infrastructure-Energy, International Cooperation along with Health and Education in rural and urban sectors.

SESSIONS WITH R. P. Gupta

Tuesday, October 15

  • 02:00pm - 02:45pm

    Concurrent Plenary

    New Energy Sources in India's Energy Mix

    Although “Energy Transition” is the buzzword in the energy sector these days, changing the energy system is a slow process. Large parts of the energy value chain are becoming decentralized, and technology will be the key to deciding which fuels will grow and which will shrink. India needs clarity on its long- and short-term policy goals and an integrated energy policy to achieve its economic and climate goals. What are the most important policy goals, and what factors should be considered in developing a long-term energy vision and plan? How can different stakeholders collaborate to create an energy ecosystem which serves dual needs of attracting capital and evolving with technology & time?