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Upendra Tripathy

Upendra Tripathy

Ex-Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India

Mr Upendra Tripathy, former Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, has made exceptional and outstanding contribution in ushering in the 175 GW target and policies that transformed India’s renewable energy sector directly under the guidance of Prime Minster Modi and Minister Goyal between 2014-2016. In ex-officio capacity, he also headed Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), National Institute of Solar Energy, National Institute of Wind Energy, National Institute of Bio Energy, Association of Renewable Energy Agencies of States (AREAS) and International Solar Alliance (ISA). Mr Tripathy galvanised both the Ministry of Renewable Energy and the Solar Energy Corporation through a plethora of new and imaginative policy measures. 

The Prime Minster of India bestowed the PM’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration on Mr Tripathy in 2009 for his work in transforming a sick city Transport undertaking in Bangalore into a profit making one. Other awards that recognise his ability, excellence and innovative thinking, are - Extra-Ordinary Citizens’ Award from Rotary International-2008, EEF Global Excellence Award – 2016, CBIP Award 2016 for outstanding contribution to India’s Renewable Energy Sector, 10th Enertia Life Time Achievement award -2016, and UBM Award 2016 as Crusader of the year for Renewable Energy.

What helps Mr Tripathy in being an outstanding expert in renewable Energy is his 36 years of diverse experience in and across related sectors - land administration, rural development, agriculture, education, social inclusion, environment, petroleum and natural gas, and transportation. He has worked in federal, provincial and local administrations in India.

Born on 5th October 1956, he has two Masters Degrees – MA from JNU, New Delhi and MPA from Carleton University, Ottawa. Mr Tripathy has one son and one daughter and lives in New Delhi.

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