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Mr. J. S. Deepak

Secretary

Department of Telecommunications, Government of India

Mr. J.S. Deepak is an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of 1982 batch of UP cadre. He is an MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad.

During 2015-16, he worked as Secretary, Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY), responsible for coordinating the Digital India Programme and work related to eGovernance.  He was also involved in promotion of electronic manufacturing and work related to the IT/ ITeS services. Enrolment and use of Aadhaar for authentication online is also part of his responsibilities. He was also involved in various research projects, supporting both National Centres of Excellence as well as start-ups through incubators. He also led India’s efforts in the area of Internet Governance.

He has rich experience of working in Government of India, especially in economic Ministries. He worked as Joint Secretary and Additional Secretary in the Department of Commerce for the last 5 years. As Additional Secretary, Department of Commerce, Government of India he looked after the work related to formulation and implementation of India’s trade policy. He was also India’s Chief Negotiator at the WTO, for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement, the mega FTA being negotiated by 16 countries and the India-EU FTA. He was also responsible for the promotion of export of various services from India.

Deepak has also served as Joint Secretary, Telecom from April, 2008 to July, 2010 when he designed and conducted the 3G/4G spectrum auctions which fetched the Government huge revenue of Rs. 1,06,260 crore (US$ 24.5 billion). This was a pioneering exercise where spectrum was auctioned in India for the first time and an e‐auction of such magnitude was conducted through a fair and transparent process leading to an expansion of voice and data services. This has become a model for subsequent auctions in different sectors.

Deepak has also served as Chairman & Managing Director of State Trading Corporation (STC) of India and India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO). He has been a member of the Board of Directors of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) and Indian Institute of Foreign Trade.  Presently he is Chairman of National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI), CSC  e-Governance Services India Limited, National Institute for Smart Government (NISG) and is a member of the Central Governing Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).

He has been invited to lecture on subjects related to management, trade, telecom and communication at the Indian Institute Management (IIM), Ahmedabad & Lucknow, National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie, Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad, Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA), Delhi and Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi.

He has been editor of various newsletters and a number of his ‘middles’ and articles on development issues have been published in newspapers including in the editorial column of the Times of India.

Deepak joined as Secretary, Department of Telecommunications on 1st  February, 2016.

Tele: +911123719898; email: secy-dot@nic.in

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