Mr. Gaurav Gupta (BT/EE/1987)

Mr. Gaurav Gupta is a 1990 batch IAS officer of Karnataka cadre and is presently serving the Karnataka government as Principal Secretary, Department of Information Technology & Biotechnology. He is also the Principal Secretary for the Department of Tourism. In a career spanning three decades, he has successfully served state departments of commerce & industries, infrastructure, power, urban development & transportation. He is also the man behind the success of 'Invest Karnataka 2016', a flagship mega-investment summit. In 2011, IIT Kanpur conferred upon him the Distinguished Alumnus Award for his management excellence.

"Every ecosystem has to have policies which are rooted to its own ecosystem. We try to make policies which are pertaining to us."

Profile

Mr. Gaurav Gupta received his B.Tech. degree in electrical engineering from IIT Kanpur in 1987 and a master’s in power apparatus and systems from IIT Delhi in 1989. In 1990, he joined the Karnataka cadre of the Indian Administrative Services. From 1992 to 1994, he worked as an Assistant Commissioner in Kundapur, Karnataka where he handled the coordination of revenue and land administration, law and order functions in the sub-division. The following year he was appointed the Deputy Commissioner, Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BMP) and took charge of the development administration in assigned functional areas and execution of policies in the city’s east zone. From 1995 to 1996, he assisted the state government to formulate development of infrastructure initiatives in the urban areas as a Deputy Secretary, Housing & Urban Development Department.

Throughout his career, he has held several key portfolios in state government departments and executed numerous welfare schemes and initiatives in the fields of commerce & industries, infrastructure, power, urban development & transportation. He has worked to create critical infrastructure - transport, water and electricity - for the state and the city of Bengaluru. In 2005, he took time out to pursue studies and obtained a certificate in Executive Education, Public Financial Management from Harvard Kennedy School.

Owing to his belief that the government must facilitate trade and business, he has simplified several state policies to create more business possibilities. He has been the key driver for the 'Invest Karnataka 2016', the flagship mega-investment summit. Through 'Invest Karnataka', the state is enabling social enterprises. He says that the 'social start-ups should be socially relevant' which means that more people should be consuming the products and therefore social sector investors must tailor make the products needed by the customers.

In 2011, Mr. Gaurav Gupta was felicitated with the 'Chanakya Corporate Leadership of the Year' for his outstanding contributions to public service in the areas of infrastructure, urban planning, transportation and capacity building particularly in the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) and forging ahead the organization into a formidable public road transport organization in the country.

Awards & Honors

  • Chanakya Corporate Leadership of the Year, 2011.

 

 

 

IIT Kanpur

 

 

Other Alumni



 

Mr. Ashok Kumar Meena

IAS Officer
View Profile
 
 

Mr. Rahul Sharma

IPS Officer
View Profile
 
 

Mr. Ram Sewak Sharma

IAS Officer
View Profile
 
 

Mr. Sudhir Vyas

IFS Officer
View Profile
 
 

Dr. Duvvuri Subbarao

Former RBI Governor
View Profile
 
 

Mrs. Sonal V. Mishra

IPS officer
View Profile
 
 

Mr. Saurabh Kumar

IFS officer
View Profile
 
 

Mr. Rajiv Chawla

IAS officer
View Profile
 
 

Mr. Vikas Kumar

IPS officer
View Profile
 
 

Report a site error at webmaster@iitk.ac.in