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Message From Board Council
Mr. Munish Chandra Jauhari (Retd IAS)

Mr. Munish Chandra Jauhari, a seasoned bureaucrat and retired member of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS). His illustrious career spanning over 36 years reflects a commitment to public service and a wealth of experience in diverse roles.

Professional Highlights:

Educational Background:

  • B.Sc. – 1st Division (First position, Allahabad University)

  • M.Sc. – 1st Division (First position, Allahabad University)

Mr. Jauhari's academic excellence led to his selection for higher studies at Berkley University, California, USA, in 1981. Although familial obligations prevented his attendance, he embarked on a Ph.D. journey at Allahabad University, concurrently achieving success in the IAS selection process.


Service Details:

Deputy Commissioner and District Magistrate: Two districts in Assam (August 1992 - June 1996)

  • Expertise in law and order, insurgency, and developmental works.

Assam Secretariat: Addl. Secretary/Secretary roles (1996 to 1999)

  • Oversight of Planning and Development, Science and Technology, Environment, Welfare, Labour & Employment, etc.

Joint Director General of Foreign Trade: Ministry of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi (2000 to 2005)

  • Significant contributions to liberalization, trade, commerce, and infrastructure development.

Advisor (Trade, Commerce and Industry): Indian Mission to the European Union, Brussels (April 2005 to April 2008)

  • International relations, trade policy, and developmental assistance negotiation with the EU.

Commissioner and Secretary: Information Technology, Science and Technology, Hill Area Department (July 2008 to December 2011)

  • Leadership in various administrative capacities.

Joint Secretary & CVO: Ministry of Shipping, New Delhi (January 2012 - January 2015)

  • Board Director roles in prominent PSUs and extensive experience in shipping and infrastructure sectors.

Dy. Director General: UIDAI (2015 & 2016)

  • Key role in universalizing AADHAR and managing UIDAI regional offices.

Principal Secretary: Govt. of Assam (Feb. 2016 - Apr. 2016)

  • Notable contributions in Animal Husbandry, Veterinary, Fishery, and Public Enterprises departments.

Additional Chief Secretary: Assam (April 2016 to April 2018)

  • Efficient management of diverse departments.

Advisor: NITI Aayog, Govt. of India

  • Supervision of policy formulation for major ministries and exceptional work during the Covid pandemic.

Chairman and Managing Director: National Minorities Development and Finance Corporation (April – May 2022)

  • Successful revitalization and prioritization of minority community challenges.

Chairman: Assam Administrative Tribunal, Assam Electricity Grid Corporation (June 2022 to August 2022)

  • Streamlined functioning and maintained power grid supply across the state.

Hon’ble Member (Administration): UP Real Estate Appellate Tribunal, Lucknow (Sept. 2022 to Oct. 2023)

  • Implementation of various provisions of the RERA Act.


  • Diplomacy

  • Public Policy Leadership

  • Infrastructure Development

  • Trade Policy and International Relations

  • Board Governance

  • Strategic Planning and Crisis Management

  • Coordination and Liaison

Mr. Jauhari's dedication and expertise have left an indelible mark on various sectors, contributing significantly to the progress of the nation.

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