Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, India
Mr. Upendra Tripathy is currently Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy from 1st April, 2014. Mr Tripathy is an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Karnataka Cadre. He has worked with local, provincial and union governments in India over the last 35 years.
Immediately before joining Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, he was Adviser (Trade) in the Indian Embassy in Brussels. He held the post of Additional Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat; Joint Secretary, Minority Affairs and Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas in the Central Government. In the State of Karnataka, he has worked in several areas—Revenue Administration, Agriculture & Horticulture, Rural Development, Environment & Transportation.
He has done his Master’s Degree both in Political Science from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and Public Administration from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. He has undergone various training programmes in areas of programme implementation, financial management, sustainable development, quantitative methods and operational research for public policy and management and e-governance. He has also undergone a six weeks SIDA training programme in Sweden in areas of environmental management.
Mr Tripathy was awarded Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration in individual category during 2009.