Shri. Ravi S. Saxena, IAS

Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Science & Technology
Govt. of Gujarat
Shri Ravi S. Saxena is an IAS of 1978 batch, presently working as the Additional Chief Secretary to Government of Gujarat and heading the Department of Science & Technology of the Gujarat State. He obtained his degree in M. Sc (Physics) from Banaras Hindu University in the year 1971. He remained as a Junior Research Fellow of CSIR for some time before joining a Govt of India organization as a Quality Control professional and has continuously been engaged in a variety of public offices since then, both at Center and State Level.

A significant part of his career involved business management in his capacity as Managing Director of various industrial PSUs of the State of Gujarat. He contributed to the development of the Industrial and Economic infrastructure of Gujarat State as the Chief of Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation and Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board.

He worked with the Department of Atomic Energy, Govt of India as Director , Nuclear Power. He has also represented Govt of India in the Boards of Directors of Indian Rare Earths, Electronic Corporation of India and Nuclear Power Corporation of India.

He was responsible for the development and regulation of the SEZs of Gujarat during its evolution in his capacity as Development Commissioner Kandala SEZ during the years 2007-08.

He has made his mark as Secretary in Departmentís like Transport, Prohibition, Jails, Social Justice & Empowerment and Health as also Principal Secretary (Planning) for Gujarat State where he delivered new directions which are being tracked until now.

Presently as the Head of the Department of Science & Technology in Gujarat, he has taken the responsibility of the overall development of science, governance and entrepreneurship in the Gujarat.

A gifted speaker, he has been speaking at large number of Indian and International forums on issues of Technology.
Copyright©2012, India Semiconductor Association.