Shri Samir Kumar Biswas

Joint Secretary (Chemicals), Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India

Shri Samir Kumar Biswas is working as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Government of India. As Joint Secretary (Chemicals), he is looking after the work of administrative policy and other aspects of Chemical Industries and Pesticides Industries in addition to the Public Sector Undertakings under this Department.

Before joining as the Joint Secretary (Chemicals) in the department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals Government of India, he had a short stint in Handicrafts as Development Commissioner in the Ministry of Textiles. During 2012-2014, he held the post of Chief Executive Officer of the Dharavi Redevelopment Project in Mumbai, where he worked for the comprehensive rehabilitation of informal settlers in the area and improvement of living standards through a public-private partnership model in urban housing. He has 23 years of experience as an Indian Administrative Service officer in Maharashtra state.

From 2000-2012, he held several senior roles at Maharashtra State - as Managing Director of the State Textile Corporation and State Financial Corporation, Joint Managing Director of the State Road Development Corporation and Director of Census Operations. At the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation, he worked on a number of mega-infrastructure projects such as the Integrated Border Check Posts Project and Mumbai Trans Harbour Link Bridge etc.

Mr. Biswas graduated with a B.Tech (Electrical Engineering) from I.I.T. Madras, Chennai and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Policy and Management from I.I.M. Bangalore. He has also obtained Master of Financial Management degree from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai University. He is an Alumni of Goldman School of Public Policy in University of California, Berkeley and has a keen interest in public policy analysis and formulation, particularly in infrastructure and urban housing for the poor.