Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Board of Directors

Board of Directors


Shri Raj Kumar, IAS 


Shri Raj Kumar, IAS, is a Gujarat Cadre officer of Indian Administrative Services belonging to 1987 batch. He possesses a degree of B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering and Masters in Public Policy. He commands a very vast and varied experience. As an IAS officer, Shri Raj Kumar, IAS, has worked in various capacities covering a very wide spectrum of Government departments, both at State and Central level.

Presently, he is the Chief Secretary to Government of Gujarat.

Shri Raj Kumar, IAS, also served as Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department, Government of Gujarat and Secretary, Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India. He has been Chairman/Managing Director/ Director in many Central & State PSUs, during his tenure in government service.

During his long spanning career, Shri Raj Kumar, IAS, has also participated in various national and international training programmes covering a wide range of topics.

Shri Raj Kumar, IAS, has received many awards during his career in recognition of excellence in service and he also has several publications to his credit.


Shri Kamal Dayani, IAS

Managing Director

Shri Kamal Dayani, IAS DIN: 05351774 is Additional Chief Secretary to General Administration Department (Personnel), Government of Gujarat. Shri Kamal Dayani, IAS is a Gujarat Cadre officer of Indian Administrative Services belonging to 1990 batch.

He possesses a degree of B.E. in Electronics and post graduate in Business Administration. He commands a very vast experience in public administration and public policy. As an IAS officer, Shri Kamal Dayani, IAS has worked in various capacities covering a very wide spectrum of Government departments, both at State level and National level, such as Industries, Revenue, General Administration, Power, Civil Supply departments etc. He had also been Additional Chief Secretary to Revenue Department, Government of Gujarat. During his long spanning career, Shri Kamal Dayani, IAS has also participated in various national and international training programmes covering a variety of topics in public administration.

J p gupta

Shri J P Gupta, IAS


Shri J. P. Gupta is a senior IAS officer, with distinguished academic background of being alumni of Jodhpur University and M. Tech from IIT New Delhi.

Shri Gupta joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1991. He has wide experience of various departments such as Land Revenue, Urban Development, Transport, Education Department and Commercial Tax, Government of Gujarat. He has also served in the state PSUs like Gujarat Water Infrastructure Limited, The Gujarat State Civil Supplies Corporation Limited, Gujarat Medical Services Corporation Limited, Gujarat State Investment Limited, Gujarat Urban Development Company Limited etc. Presently, he is Principal Secretary, Finance Department, Government of Gujarat.

In addition to his responsibility as PS (FD), he is also Managing Director of Gujarat State Financial Services Limited, Chairman of Gujarat State Investment Limited and Director in other Companies.

Smt Mamta Verma, IAS

Smt. Mamta Verma, IAS


Smt. Mamta Verma, IAS, (DIN: 01854315) is appointed as a rotational and Non-Independent director on the Board of the Company. She is MA with Psychology and has done Post Graduation in Physiology. She is a Senior IAS Officer having rich experience in the field of Management & Administration. She has held various distinguished positions in Government of Gujarat such as Collector, District Development Officer, Additional Industries Commissioner, CEO of Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority and Special Commissioner, Commercial Taxes, Director, Municipal Administrator, CEO of Gujarat Urban Development Corporation, Secretary to Government, Industries and Mines Department

Presently, she is Principal Secretary to Government, Energy & Petrochemicals Department, Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar.


Prof. Ravindra Dholakia


Prof. Ravindra H. Dholakia, a retired IIM Ahmedabad Professor of Economics, has more than 43 years of experience in research, teaching, training and consulting in the fields of macroeconomic measurements and policy, regional development and sectoral issues like health, education, rural development, labour, etc.

He has provided consultancy to state and central governments, public and private sector companies, and international organizations such as WHO, UNICEF, ADB, World Bank, etc. He has worked as a member of several, high powered committees constituted by the Central and State governments. He has published more than 140 research papers, 23 books and 51 monographs.


Shri Tapan Ray, IAS (Retd.)


He has served in the IAS for 35 years, in the Ministries of Defence, Textiles, Power, Science &Technology, and Planning in the Government of India. He has served as Principal Secretary, Finance Department, Government of Gujarat. He has corporate experience of over 12 years in various companies of Government of Gujarat and Government of India, and was the Managing Director of the Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation group of Companies for about 5 years. He has extensive knowledge and experience in the field of Finance, Economics, Technology, Law, Capital Markets, Management, Foreign Trade, Public Policy and Administration. He was Additional Secretary, Department of Electronics and IT, and held charge as DG National Informatics Centre (NIC), Government of India, before taking over as Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs. He has served on the board of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). After retirement, he has been appointed as the Non- Executive Chairman of Central Bank of India. Currently, working as Managing Director and Group CEO of GIFTCL, Gandhinagar.


Smt. Gauri Kumar, IAS (Retd.)


Gauri Kumar is a retired member of the 1979 batch of Indian Administrative Services (IAS). She retired as Secretary (Coordination and Public Grievances), Cabinet Secretariat in 2015 and served as Member/Chairperson of the Public Enterprises Selection Board from 2015-18 post her retirement. In the course of her distinguished career, she has been a former Secretary in the union Ministry of Labour and Employment as well as in the Ministry of Home Affairs (Border Management) (2013-15). She has served as Special/Additional Secretary, Ministry of Mines and Additional Secretary and Financial Advisor, Ministry of Environment and Forests (2010-13). She has also been Principal Secretary, Urban Development (2009-10); Principal Secretary, Industries & Mines (2008-09), Industries Commissioner (2007-08) and Secretary, Education Department (2000-02) in Government of Gujarat. She also held the position of Director General, National Institute of Fashion and Technology, Ministry of Textiles (2002-07).

Gauri Kumar holds a degree of BSc in Physics, Mathematics and Statistics from Allahabad University. She completed her MSc in Mathematics from Lucknow University and was awarded seven gold medals in the course of her studies for exceptional academic distinction. She also has a Master in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. As a fellow of the Edward G. Mason Program in Public Policy and Management, she was awarded the Littauer Fellowship by Harvard for commitment to excellence, academic achievement and public service.


Dr. Sudhir Kumar Jain


Dr. Sudhir Jain is an active academic in the field of earthquake engineering and a passionate academic administrator. He is presently the Vice Chancellor of Banaras Hindu University. He was a faculty of IIT Kanpur (IITK) in the Department of Civil Engineering from 1985 to 2019. He was the director of IIT Gandhinagar between June 2009 - June 2019 and September 2019 - January 2022.

Dr. Jain holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Roorkee, and Masters and Doctoral degrees from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena.

He has served as President of the International Association for Earthquake Engineering during 2014 to 2018. He was elected Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering in 2003, and was conferred Padma Shri by the President of India in 2020.

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