Education: Bachelor of Engineering
Experience : 33
Neeraj K. Gupta is an accomplished and experienced IAS officer (1982 Batch, UP Cadre). He retired in April 2018 as Secretary, Ministry of Finance (Department of Investment & Public Asset Management, Government of India) and was reappointed as Central Information Commissioner till April 18th, 2023.
As Secretary, Ministry of Finance, he has been the member of the core team of the Government for preparation of three Union Budgets (2016, 2017, and 2018). He has also been the Chairman of the National Task Force for Promotion of Digital & Cashless Economy from March 2016 until retirement.
As Secretary, DIPAM he was responsible for efficient management of Government investments in all Central Public Sector Enterprises, and in that role, had extensive interaction with domestic and foreign investors for their access to Indian capital market, regulators (SEBI and RBI) for rationalizing the policies for listing of companies and divestment of equity though various market instruments, framework for mergers and consolidation, creation of equity and debt ETFs, functioning of stock markets etc.
He successfully managed disinvestment of Government equity through various capital market instruments including new ETF products e.g. Bharat 22 ETF, listing of 9 companies (after a gap of over five years) in various sectors including Insurance and Defense, mergers & acquisitions within central public sector space, generating over a lac of crore during 2017-18.
He is a Bachelor of Engineering from IIT Roorkee (1979) with an exceptionally bright academic record.
He is widely travelled and has interacted with world leaders and industry captains in India and abroad at several investor summits e.g. St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, JETCO & India UK CEOs Forum, India Russia Business Forum etc. and has lead several Indian delegations to various European and CIS countries.
Management of Government of India investments for capital efficiency and return on investment in Central Public Sector Enterprises.