Anil Jain

Senior Visiting Research Fellow

Anil Jain is a member of the Indian Administrative Service, the federal civil service of India. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree with Honours in Economics and an MBA with specialisation in Marketing. He also took a one-year Diploma programme at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi. He has over two and a half decades of administrative experience both at field and policy formulation levels. He has held senior positions in the provincial and federal governments in the Ministries of Agriculture, Mining, Industries, Revenue and Petroleum & Natural Gas. In separate assignments, he has been exposed to the differing development related issues faced by village, small and large industries. During the years 2003 to 2008, as Director and Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas of the Government of India, he piloted the petroleum exploration and international cooperation activities. He has been closely associated with the development of the natural gas sector (including award of acreages, development of discoveries, pricing and distribution) and its deregulation. Presently, he is posted as Special Commissioner at New Delhi, the national capital, where he promotes the interests of the provincial State Government of Madhya Pradesh.

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