Shri S.C.L. Das

Directorate General of Hydrocarbons, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India

Director General

S. C. L. Das is Director General, Directorate General of Hydrocarbons, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India. Shri Das has served in diverse capacities in the past 26 years, in Arunachal Pradesh, NCT of Delhi, UT Chandigarh, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, and Government of India. He has been on deputation to United Nations Office for Project Services where he worked in the health sector. Shri Das worked as District Magistrate and Secretary of Transport and Civil Supplies in the Government of Arunachal Pradesh. In Chandigarh Administration, he worked in the areas of urban housing, finance, and taxation. In Government NCT of Delhi, he served as Health Secretary and as Secretary to Lt. Governor. In his earlier tenure in Delhi, he worked closely for Delhi Metro Phase-I and power privatization in Delhi. In the Andaman and Nicobar Administration, he headed the Finance, Planning, Health and Urban Development Departments and oversaw the implementation of Goods and Services Tax. In Government of India, he has worked as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs and in the Prime Minister’s Office. His areas of interest include policy reforms, public health, science, and philosophy. He is an Indian Administrative Service Officer of Arunachal-Goa-Mizoram-Union Territories (AGMUT) Cadre of 1992 batch. He completed his BSc from Patna University and LLB from Delhi University. He holds a master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University, United States.

SESSIONS WITH Shri S.C.L. Das

Wednesday, October 28

  • 06:05pm - 06:40pm

    Executive Conference

    Indian Markets & Regulatory Dialogue

    Across the oil and gas value chain, the Indian government has been proactive in announcing new policy and regulatory mechanisms to meet India’s energy needs. These reforms have been targeted at increasing domestic production, raising the share of gas in the energy mix, and advancing the quest for new energy sources.

    What further reforms are necessary to attract greater investment across the oil and gas value chain?
    How quickly can the move to market-based mechanisms (such as for gas pricing) be completed so that India can attract more international investments?
    What are some of the planned policy measures to make the energy sector more competitive and less reliant on incentives, subsidies, and mandates?
    What steps are necessary to significantly accelerate infrastructure development and project approvals?