Dr. Vivek Joshi
Dr. Vivek Joshi joined the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 1989. Dr. Joshi holds a PhD in International Economics from the Graduate Institute Geneva (Switzerland). He completed his doctorate under the guidance of Prof. Richard Baldwin. He is also an alumnus of University of Roorkee (now, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee), where he did his B.E. in Mechanical Engineering in 1987.
Dr. Joshi is currently posted as Secretary to the Government of India, Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance since 1st November, 2022. In this assignment, he is dealing with policies, schemes and legislations related to banking sector including Public Sector Banks, insurance sector, Financial Institutions, financial inclusion, and pension reforms. He is also serving as member on the boards of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and State Bank of India (SBI).
Prior to this position, he was working as Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India under the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India for almost four years. He also worked with the Government of Haryana as Principal Secretary, Monitoring and Coordination, CEO, Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority, Gurugram; Chief Administrator, Trade Fair Authority of Haryana (TFAH), New Delhi; Director Swarna Jayanti Haryana Institute for Fiscal Management, Panchkula. Prior to these assignments he has also worked as Member Secretary, Fifth State Finance Commission; and Divisional Commissioner Ambala in Haryana State (2017-2018).
During 2014-2017, he has served as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, Government of India, where his responsibilities included advising the Government in formulation of public procurement policy. He was also involved with the appraisal of publicly funded projects and schemes in some key sectors of economy e.g. Road & Highways, Urban Development, UIDAI, Space, Atomic Energy and Railways. He also served as the first Administrator of Swachh Bharat Kosh (SBK) a public fund, created by the government to achieve the objective of Clean India. He has also worked as Joint Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of Women and Child Development (2010-2014), where he worked in area of Child Rights and Child Protection.
He has also served as Director in the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India (2001-2006), where he advised the Ministry on WTO related textiles matters, especially, Non-Agricultural Market Access (NAMA) and Agreement on Textile & Clothing (ATC) negotiations, Jute and Cotton Sector. He also participated in Regional Trading Agreement Negotiations, especially related to South Asian Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA) and India Sri Lanka FTA.
Additionally, he has been Deputy Commissioner, Joint Secretary of Finance and Director of the Treasury in the State of Haryana.