Mr. Vijay Shunglu, is a recipient of the prestigious Padma Bhushan award in 2019 for his contribution to civil service. He is the Chairman of our Governance & Advisory Board and is also a retired IAS officer who has served as the Comptroller & Auditor General of India. As a Secretary to the Government of India, he has held charge of the Department of Power, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Department of Company Affairs and Department of Health and Family Welfare.
In addition to heading the high level committee that investigated the Common Wealth Games scam, Mr. Shunglu has also led and was part of a number of other committees like the committee on financial position of distribution utilities appointed to assess the health of the country’s power distribution utilities, the committee on the displacement formed for the Sardar Sarovar Project, a committee appointed to evaluate the demand of Indian Institutes of Management for a fee hike, a high powered committee to select excellent IAS officers from all over the country, etc.
He has also represented the Government of India at international bodies like Asian Development Bank, IMF/World Bank, International Organization of the Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI), Asian Organization of the Supreme Audit Institutions, etc. Mr. Shunglu was conferred the prestigious John Kandusch Award by INTOSAI in 1998 in recognition of the significant results and effective contributions in the field of financial control.
Mr. Shunglu received his B.A. (Honours) in Economics from St. Stephens College,University of Delhi and M.A. in History from University of Delhi.
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