Mr. Deepak Gupta former UPSC Chairman and former MNRE Secretary rejoined National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) as Hon. Director-General to pursue his old love and passion for solar energy. “We are elated at Gupta Saab rejoining us at this crucial juncture when the country is on a growth trajectory to meet the important national goal of 100,000 MW of solar capacity. His guidance for our policy advocacy role, addressing various challenges in implementation and playing a complementary role with the Central and State Governments in achieving the set solar targets will be of great value”, a beaming NSEFI Chairman Pranav Mehta said at New Delhi.
Shri Deepak Gupta as the then MNRE Secretary presided over the conceptualization and implementation of India’s National Solar Mission Phase – 1, which is the basis for the latest ambitious target of 100,000 MW Solar Capacity with 40,000 MW Solar Rooftop. He was Honorary Director General of the National Solar Energy Federation of India after retiring from MNRE and was Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission, holding this constitutional position from Nov 2014 to September 2016 before returning to his old love for the solar energy sector and rejoining NSEFI after retiring as UPSC Chairman. His book co-authored with Dr.P.C.Maithani “Achieving Universal Energy Access in India: Challenges and Way Forward” has received a wide acclaim.