Pradeep Kumar Pujari

Distinguished Fellow

English, Hindi, Odia and Gujarati


Mr Pujari is currently an Advisor at FSR Global. Previously he was the Chairman of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) and led several key regulatory designs in India. Prior to this he was the Secretary to Government of India at the Ministry of Power and has also held several positions and assignments in various departments/ministries in Gujarat as well as Central Government, focusing on power, commercial taxes, finance and industries. Some of his key focus areas include (i) financial resource forecast, expenditure planning, annual budget preparation, debt and guarantee management; (ii) transition from sales tax to value addition tax (VAT), administration of commercial taxes by simplifying processes and making it enabled; and (iii) Setting up and marketing industrial estates and special economic zones, (iv) power sector regulation for networks and markets He is a Post Graduate in Economics from Delhi School of Economics and joined the Indian Administrative Service(IAS),the premier civil service of India in 1981. 

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