UPSC New Member: Bidyut Swain takes oath

UPSC New Member

UPSC New Member: Shri Bidyut Bihari Swain, IAS (GJ:1988) took oath of Office and Secrecy as Member, UPSC today. The Oath was administered by Chairman, UPSC Dr Manoj Soni.

Shri Bidyut B. Swain joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1988 in the Gujarat Cadre. Between the year 1989 & 2018, Shri Swain served the Government of Gujarat in various posts, in the Districts and at the State Level. CEO, Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board, Secretary, Primary Education, Industries Commissioner, VC & MD, Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation and Chief Electoral Officer, Gujarat State were among his important postings.

He joined the Government of India in 2018 as Additional Secretary in Department of Commerce in charge of Special Economic Zones, Trade negotiations of India with CIS Countries, Export Insurance and also held various positions such as Chairperson of Kimberley Protocol and Commissioner General of India, World Expo- Dubai.

On promotion as Special. Secretary in Department of Commerce in 2020, he dealt with Trade Policy Division, CIS & OCEANIA Divisions, with additional charge of Director General of Trade Remedies.

In January, 2021, he· was posted as Secretary in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, where he served till May, 2023.

He has a MA degree in Political Science from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and a Masters in· Public Policy & Management from The Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands.

He is a collector of Autographed Books and Contemporary Indian Art.