Desh Deepak Verma

Desh Deepak Verma

Desh Deepak Verma

Independent Director – 2022 till date
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Mr. Desh Deepak Verma is a retired officer of the 1978 I.A.S. batch. During his stint at the State and Central level, he occupied crucial positions in the State Government of U.P. such as  Principal Secretary of Commercial Taxes, Registration, Transport, Cooperatives and Tourism. He also served as District Magistrate for Almora, Aligarh, Bareilly & Agra and Divisional Commissioner of Allahabad and Lucknow.

At the Government of India level, he served as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment & Forests, Additional Secretary and Financial Adviser in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution; Director-General, Sports Authority of India (S.A.I.) and Secretary to Govt. of India, Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.

After working as Secretary, Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Govt, he joined U.P. Electricity Regulatory Commission (U.P.E.R.C.) as a Chairman for four years. During his tenure, he was instrumental in lowering the power purchase costs and bringing some path-breaking regulations in the conventional and solar energy sectors like Demand Side Management (D.S.M.) Regulations, Mini-Grid and Micro-Grid Regulations, Renewable Energy Generation Regulations etc.

His accolades as a reformer earned him the position of Secretary-General in Rajya Sabha and the status of Cabinet Secretary. His leadership qualities & executional experience also earned him the distinction of representing India in several U.N. Conventions like Biological Diversity (CBD), U.N. Convention to Combat Desertification (U.N.C.C.D.), U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (U.N.F.C.C.), and Cartagena Protocol on Bio-safety. In these capacities, he headed several international meetings of U.N. Conventions at Hague (2002), Montreal (2003), Grenada, Spain (2006) and Curitiba, Brazil (2006).

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