Brief profile of Mr Hem Pande
Hailing from Uttarakhand, Mr Hem Pande is a 1982 batch Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officer, presently working as the Secretary, Department of Consumer Affairs, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Government of India (GoI). Prior to present assignment, he worked as Special Secretary in MoEFCC and handled Biodiversity, Bio-safety, International Cooperation, Global Environment Facility and Animal Welfare issues. As National Focal Point to Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Mr. Hem Pande inter-alia was Principal Coordinator to host the Eleventh Conference of Parties to the CBD in October, 2012 at Hyderabad, which was hailed as flawless and a benchmark COP.
He has had the privilege of working with distinction at important and coveted positions in the State of West Bengal, namely, Under Secretary to the Government in the Home Department; Additional District Magistrate (ADM) in Darjeeling at a time when agitation for a separate State was at its peak; later he became the first Chief Executive Officer of Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council. He was Collector and District Magistrate of two districts of West Bengal, namely, Nadia (population 4 million then) and Midnapore (undivided and 8.5 million people then). He served as Joint Secretary in the Union Ministry of Mines. He has also served on the Board of BALCO (post disinvestment) and was the Member Secretary of the Varma Committee that took up the restructuring of Geological Survey of India (GSI). As Advisor (Industry) to the Government of West Bengal between 2005 and 2007, he was closely associated with plan and projects of the State including those involving fiscal policies, bilateral/ multilateral funding with concerned Ministry in the Union Government.
He is post-graduate in Botany (M.Sc.) with specialization in Ecology. He has also obtained Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA). He is fond of travelling, trekking and cricket.
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Last Updated on : 21/02/2017