DIPAK CHATTERJEE TAKES OVER AS COMMERCE SECRETARY
Date : 01 Feb 2002
Location : New Delhi
Shri Dipak Chatterjee, (IAS: West Bengal:1966), has taken over today as Commerce Secretary. Prior to this, Shri Chatterjee was Secretary, Department of Mines, in the Ministry of Coal & Mines and before that, Secretary in the Department of Chemicals and Petro-Chemicals. He had also worked as Additional Secretary and the Designated Authority for Anti-Dumping & Countervailing Duty Investigations in the Ministry of Commerce before moving to the Department of Chemicals & Petro-Chemicals.
During his long career as a senior public administrator, Shri Chatterjee had served in various capacities both at home and abroad. During 1989-91, he was with the Commonwealth Secretariat, London. He has also the experience of working as Consultant with the Asian Development Bank, Manila, as a Financial Analyst and had also served as Joint Secretary in the Planning Commission. Shri Chatterjee succeeds Shri Prabir Sengupta as Commerce Secretary.
Shri Chatterjee studied in the St. Stephens College, Delhi and holds a post-Graduate degree in Physics from the University of Delhi. He also obtained an M.Sc. (Economic degree) from the University of Wales, UK. He has a rich and wide experience in policy formulation, management, planning, revenue and general administration as well as that of the financial sector especially pertaining to External Debt Management, Plan Finance, Economic and Technical Assistance from other countries and has undertaken several consultancy assignments among the commonwealth countries. Throughout his career, he has also held a number of key posts in the State of West Bengal.