Raghav Chandra

Raghav Chandra Secretary, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes

Secretary, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes, Government of India;

An alumnus of the prestigious St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, and the Harvard University, USA, where he was an Edward S Mason Fellow, Raghav Chandra is an office from the 1982 batch of the IAS.

He has been District Magistrate Khandwa and Jabalpur Districts, Founder and Managing Director of the MP Road Corporation, Managing Director of the State Industrial Development Corporation, CEO of the M.P. Housing Board, Chairman of SEZ Indore, Chairman, Pithampur Auto Cluster, MD of the State Civil Supplies Corporation and Principal Secretary of the Departments of Urban Administration and Revenue. In Government of the India he has been Director in the Ministry of Commerce, Joint Secretary Highways in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Additional Secretary-cum-Financial Advisor of the Ministries of Agriculture and Culture, and until recently, Chairman of the National Highways Authority of India in the rank of Secretary to the Government of India where he was executing the largest ongoing infrastructure programme anywhere in the World. Many important changes in NHAI’s working and the highways program were ushered in under his leadership. He was also selected a Man of the Year by Construction World magazine.

He has written extensively for national journals on management and infrastructure issues and is also the author of “Scent of a Game” an acclaimed novel based on wildlife conservation issues.

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