Education: P.G in Economics; Graduation in Economics
Experience : 38
P.K.Pujari, a career civil servant and IAS officer has been Secretary to Government of India, Ministry of Power. He has also been the Chairman of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) for five years till 2022. He has handled important assignments in finance and taxation besides energy and power.
As Secretary, Ministry of Power, he initiated and concluded several far-reaching initiatives and policy changes. These include "UDAY" for sustainable operational and financial turnaround of discoms, new coal linkage policy for power plants, new hydro-power policy, policy for integration of renewable energy into the grid and guidelines for cross border trade of power with neighboring countries. He was closely associated with the signing of the International Solar Alliance Framework Agreement during COP22 in Marrakech. He led the Indian delegation for the 2nd BRICS Energy Ministerial Summit and for the 8th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) Summit at Beijing. During his tenure as the Chairman of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, the Real Time Market and Term Ahead Market, Ancillary Services Market were introduced. Several reformative Regulations such as Power Market Regulations, General Network Access Regulations, Transmission Charges Sharing Regulations, Grid Code, Ancillary Services Regulations, Deviation Settlement Regulations and Renewable Energy Certificate Regulations were notified.
Handled assignments in various departments/ministries such as power, commercial taxes, finance and industries.