“Our target is to push India into $5 Trillion ‘Economy Club’. For this every sector of the economy has to upscale. AI & IT have become vitals of our manufacturing ecosystem and Govt. is working on the new ‘Industrial Policy’ to accommodate realities into development.“ – PM Modi
We believe in Minimum Government and Maximum Governance. With our well targeted and continuous reforms to make people's life easy, India’s position has improved in ratings of global organizations like IMF, MOODY’s and World Economic Forum. We have been able to restore and accelerate the growth of the country.
Our target is to push India into $5 Trillion 'Economy Club' and to achieve it – its important for all the sectors of our economy to perform. Be it adapting to the latest technology or inventing a new one. With artificial intelligence & information technology becoming the vitals of our manufacturing ecosystem and Govt. is working on the new ‘Industrial Policy’ to accommodate ground realities into development and easily explain new dynamics and economics to the industry.
We need to work together to achieve the 50th Rank in Ease of Doing Business globally. Efforts are being made to achieve self-dependence in Clean Energy, Digitalization, Sports, Health and Mobility which will thrust our country forward. In the current framework, to reduce human intervention to the minimal, it's very important to increase the usage of the emerging technologies and transform the nation.
National Highways for Electric Vehicles is an intercity e-mobility prototypical ‘Transformative Mobility and Battery Storage’ program to facilitate SWC (Single Window Clearance) from EoDB division of ‘Advance Services for Social & Admin Reforms’, based on licensing reform of Ministry of Power for electric corridors on NH; on minimalistic CAPEX and self-sustainable OPEX. Out of 12 NH marked by MoP to be converted in E Corridors, 2 are being done on Annuity Hybrid E-Mobility (AHEM) model under “NHforEV2020” as India’s first E-Highway with international standard of green mobility; Delhi–Agra (Yamuna Exp.) and Delhi – Jaipur (NH 48). Join NHEV | Delhi–Agra TECH-Trial Run | Delhi–Jaipur Trial Run | EV Rally| Register CPOS
Call for Technology, Product and Services (Global-TPS) of advanced innovations and solutions to conduct commercial TECH-Pilot on India’s first re-skilling, training and digitalising platform for getting our Front Line Health Workers (FLHWs) equipped with affordable base testing for diabetes patients, hemoglobin in deficient women and malnourished children in rural demographics with treatment of deficiencies like anemia.
EoDB 2020 was focused on bringing Sustainable Development to the center stage before COVID19 impact and to make traditional Indian economy self-dependent in Energy and Mobility with evolving Digital and Circular Economy ecosystems. It was aimed to brings new financing tools for emerging techs like Hybrid Annuity Model (HAM) or Annuity Hybrid E-Mobility (AHEM) to build infrastructure and bring transformation by digitalizing all sectors of economy.
Ease of Doing Business Tech 2019 is an Onboarding Program for 30 Focused Emerging Technologies and their Commercial Framework Development to build Hybrid Procurement, Financing, Banking, Insurance And Commercialization for both Public and Private Sector Projects to Adopt, Utilize and Scale them.
An Advance Services for Social and Administrative Reforms (ASSAR) initiative launched in 2018 to deliberate, design and deliver Ease of Doing Business in 30 focused Sectors; and give birth to new ambitious projects of NEW INDIA. It’s commitment to remain focused on ‘Delivery’ and away from ‘Applause’. It was appreciated by the new reform centric leadership of India.
A state-level EoDB approach started by then CM of Gujarat, Sri Narendra Modi and well-accepted globally by Foreign Direct Investors (FDI) as a brand called ‘Vibrant Gujarat’; was further institutionalized by Mr. Abhijeet Sinha, National Program Director EoDB at ASSAR, (a sovereign corporate entity of ‘Policy Entrepreneurship’) to deliver new leadership’s vision of NEW INDIA to people beyond ‘Bureaucratic’ limitations. First leg of the EODB Services OPC contrivances change of brand ‘Uttar Pradesh’ as change in leadership. Rebranding from a state of unpredictability and intricacies to ‘Radiant UP- A state for business and investment’ contributed Ease of Doing Business largely into the ‘UP Investor Summits’.
Former Minister of state (Independent Charge) Commerce & Industry
Government Of India
Best wishes to all participants, stakeholders & organizations joining Ease of doing business UP Program at CEO Roundtables, Agra, Lucknow, Varanasi, Greater Noida, and Kanpur.
Hon'ble Minister of Science & Technology
Government of India
My wholehearted wishes and support on EODB Uttar Pradesh Program. I trust ASSAR's abilities and have full faith in the initiatives that ASSAR have taken.
Former Minister of Commerce and Industry Civil Aviation
Government of India
This would be the first 500 km combined road stretch from Jaipur to Agra via Delhi to invite investors, technologists, growth enablers, vehicle/battery manufacturers from round the globe to come, perform trials and develop their ecosystems.
Hon'ble Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Shipping
Government of India
The efforts through EODB Program have put in and planned to execute for the platform are highly commendable & need-of-the-hour. Our ministry focus with Nodal agencies is on promoting smooth facilitation & implementation of the projects in a time-bound manner.
Minister of State(IC) for Tourism
Government of India
I hope for the success of EODB initiative. On this occasion I complement the organisers, participants, and stakeholders joining Ease of Doing Business UP Programme and wish them all the success.
Hon'ble Minister of Human Resource Development
Government of India
We understand various sub-sectors and divisions of education shall contribute in an integral framework. The level of planning and efforts showcased in EODB program to invite stakeholders and operators of the education sector to contribute in #RadiantUP deserves compliments.
Minister of State(I/C) Petroleum and Natural Gas
Government of India
I laud the activities and initiatives of ASSAR, New Delhi and wish them a grand success in their campaign.
Former Minister of (IC) Tourism
Government of India
It is our PM Shri Narendra Modi Ji's dream to transform India by the use of clean modes of transport. India requires to take a lead in fostering and adopting the same which are suitable for our society. I compliment the organisers, participants and the stakeholders all success in this unique initiative.
Former Minister of State Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
Government of India
This program is opening new horizons for the development of a new Heavy Industry of Electric Automobiles and Li-Ion batteries in India.
Former Minister of Steel
Government of India
#NHforEV 2020 is in line with the vision of our Government to transform road and surface transportation for India
My wishes and support goes to EODB Team of ASSAR. This program will help India leap from ahead of significantly towards transforming mobility solutions for all & contribute impeccably towards transforming India by adopting cleaner modes of road and surface transportation.
Former Director General
I congratulate the office bearers of ASSAR for taking this timely initiative for promoting eco-friendly transportation in India. I wish #NHforEV 2020 all success.
Partner & Group Head
Business Performance Improvement Consulting
Nomura Research Institute
NHEV2020 has the scope to bridge the gaps between various alternative fuel transportations like Electric Mobility, Ethanol, Methanol, BioFuel Cell fueled Mobility with multi-utility infrastructure stations.
Spain Business Group
Coinmen Consultants LLP
NHforEV2020 is addressing the biggest evil determinate ‘Range Anxiety’ that too on highways, helping individuals to trust E-mobility as a credible transport option when they experience it in public transport.
We are excited to hear about India’s first E-Highway coming up on 500 km stretch connecting New Delhi with Jaipur and Agra. To us, it sounds huge and promising that people would be able to drive to these cities with Electric hired cars soon.
Switching your existing vehicle to EV with retrofit technology reduces capital investment of transformation and NHEV2020 gives ample scope to see this initiative closely converting PSU and Govt owned old vehicles to EVs.
Defence Minister of State (IC) & Ayush
“I loud the efforts of Shri. Abhijeet Sinha and ASSAR for the methodological approach to resume to resume this lockdown halted project in the same year. I extend my best wishes to this project and participants for their support and passion for timely completion and contribution in post lockdown economic revival.”
Minister of State, MSME, Govt of India
“It would be be exciting to dispatch TECH-Trial Electric Vehicle to ply on India’s first E-Highway and hear from stakeholders about one of its kind Public-Private-Partnership Project. My heartiest congratulations to Shri. Abhijeet Sinha and his team for facilitating ‘Ease of Doing Business’ to all stakeholders and ASSAR for conducting such initiative.”
VP & Country Head Business Development & MOBILITY Biz Unit Autometers Alliance Ltd.
Reporting to MD; Responsible for Identifying High Growth Opportunities for the Co., Exploring pioneering Technology’ OEMs worldwide & Establishing suitable Mutual Business Alliances (T-O-T/ Consortium/ JV) with them; Product Launch/ Project Implementation incl. Initial Orders & Team mobilization on a P&L basis; Heading MOBILITY (Escalator/Elevator etc.) Vertical with over U$ 50mil worth Orders obtained; Working on several New Opportunities in Railways/Metros/Urban Transportation’ Engg. Solutions etc. Spl Ach I: Successfully led the creation of Co.’s New Automotive Biz Vertical, launched New Biz of GPS/GPRS based PAPIS for modern Buses/BRTs, incl. Foreign OEM Tech Licencing tie-up, Indigenization, Winning Orders, ARAI approval, etc.”
Founder Innov8 Coworking
Dr Ritesh Malik is an Indian doctor, entrepreneur and investor. He is honored to be in FORBES 30 under 30 Finance and Venture Capital List- ASIA of 2016. He’s also the CEO of a Y Combinator company, Innov8.Work. Ritesh runs a virtual Startup Accelerator in India, currently investing in and mentoring 20+ startups across various industries. He was the first investor & mentor of FIN ROBOTICS, which became the first Indian hardware product company to raise a Series a venture funding. In 2015 Ritesh plans to launch his latest funding venture, ‘Project Guerrilla’, his vision for a premiere India based accelerator & incubation centre. He is on a mission to make India the next BIG entrepreneurial hub of the world. His journey till now has been very exciting. Since March 2013, after finishing MBBS, he cofounded a technology company (Adstuck) that sold off its flagship product (ALIVE APP) to the Times of India. He is leading an angel fund, Guerrilla Ventures that has invested in over 20 companies mostly in the hardware space e.g. Fin, Sectorqube, Exploride, WooStays, Comet Core, Flip Technologies, Wigzo, Mashinga etc.
National Program Director Ease of Doing Business
Abhijeet Sinha is serving as National Program Director of Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) program and Country Director (India & UAE) at Advance Services for Social & Administrative Reforms (ASSAR) with Adnl. Charge of ‘Project Director’ in National Highways for Electric Vehicles (#NHforEV2020). He is a ‘Technocrat’ turned ‘Policy Entrepreneur’ with his cross-domain consulting in Hybrid Annuity Model(HAM) and conceptualization of energy infrastructure innovations like Annuity Hybrid E-Mobility (AHEM) for NHEV (A prototypical transformative mobility program to convert National Highways and Expressways into E-Highways with Charging Stations and Public Transport fleets under EoDB of ASSAR supported by NITI Aayog, Ministry of Science & Technology and 5 Cabinet Ministers ). He is currently also on the Advisory Board of Steel Users Federation of India and India Think Council. Member- Belgium Luxemburg Business Association, Member- Indo Dutch Chamber of Business & Sciences, Facilitator for ISGF – India Smart Utility Week 2019-20 and has been a well-known corporate consultant for Govt of India’s flagship programs Make In India, Startup India, and Digital India. Abhijeet Sinha Before joining currently Prime Minister of India then CM Gujarat Sri Narendra Modi’s Citizen for Accountable Governance (CAG) campaign during 2014 Parliamentary polls – Abhijeet began his career as a corporate banker, he later stepped in project consulting role of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) involves with his expertise in delivering strategic level policy and ground-level financial solutions for climate and green energy projects. He further served as Program Director at ASSAR in SDG involves across India, Pakistan, Nepal, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives. Extending his services to other international bodies, he worked with projects under UNDP India, UNICEF India, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, CARIAA, IDRC, CRDI, Red Cross – Red Crescent and studies under Universities of Cape Town, Ghana, Nairobi, East Anglia, Namibia funded by Department for International Development UK-AIDs in varied ASSAR projects. He is on the Board of Studies of AMITY University and also a Corporate Counsel – ENACTUS (DCAC & SRCC, Delhi University) Youth Advocate – Swachh Bharat Mission & Digital Bharat. Abhijeet is an ISO Certified Energy Consultant 9001-14001 owning 18 Patents March 2018. Abhijeet is a frequent traveler, Urdu Poet and taken as the no-nonsense keynote speaker at public forums and news channels. On pro-bono he also contributes as Corporate resources for C e n tr e Fo r E n tr e p r e n e u rs h I p Development – NIFTEM (Ministry of Food Processing Industry).
Head Special Projects ( Domestic & International Market ) Network 18
Sudha Sharma is a Post Graduate in Global Business Management from IIM- Calcutta and has work Experience of 15 years across Telecom and Media Industry. She has worked with some Global brands like Vodafone, Aircel & Times Of India. She is currently Heading Special Projects for Domestic and International Markets for Network 18 – Digital Business. She works with Corporate Sector, State, Central and International Govt. She was currently a speaker at ICAI Forum, Dubai on India’s Rural Challenges on GST Reform.. She has represented Network 18 at India – UK Investment Forum and Indian Real Estate Scenario at the Parliament House of London. She has recently been a part of World Bank’s South Asian Countries Dialog on Melting Glaciers of Himalayas at their Headquarters at Washington DC. She has also been part of bilateral trade meetings at UK and UAE. She has worked on various projects from Revival of Benaras Handlooms to Scarcity of Truck Drivers in India to Sustainability to Competitive Federalism in India.
Marketing Head Coinmen Consultants LLP
Shoan, the Marketing Head at Coinmen Consultants brings to the table an experience of over 12 years in building brands and businesses, including his own creative agency and a family enterprise. Leveraging his design thinking approach, business acumen, entrepreneurial experience, and formal business education from the Indian School of Business, he helps companies from across sectors, build brands and go-to-market strategies. Tapping into consumer behaviour patterns as well as sectoral opportunities, he assists companies to develop strategies that align with their short as well as long term goals.
Manager Spain Business Group Coinmen Consultants LLP
Leading the Spain Business Group at Coinmen Consultants, Berta has experience of successfully developing businesses in multiple countries thorough research and analysis, stakeholder management and core engineering skills. She has worked with several Infrastructure companies and consequently significant expertise and network in the sector. Having lived in India since 2013, she confided in the Indian market and works towards assisting companies to do business in India. Her focus areas are strategy and business consulting for Spanish companies who are planning to enter India or are operating in India.
Member of NHEV Knowledge Group Member NITI Aayog
Padma Shri Padma Bhushan Dr Vijay Kumar Saraswat retired as Secretary, DRDO, after more than four decades of Government service. He is ME from IISc Bangalore and PhD from Osmania University and a gifted scientist with vast experience in defence research in both basic and applied sciences. During his illustrious career, Dr Saraswat has been credited with indigenous development of (i) Missiles namely PRITHVI, DHANUSH, PRAHAAR and AGNI-5; (ii) Development of two-tiered Ballistic Missiles Defence (BMD) systems (iii) Initial Operational Clearance of Light Combat Aircraft TEJAS; and Nuclear Submarine INS Arihant. As Secretary DRDO Dr. Saraswat played a pivotal role in: (i) establishment of the command, control, communication, storage, transportation and deployment infrastructure for strategic nuclear assets to support the nuclear doctrine; (ii) Flight Evaluation of long-range sub-sonic cruise missile (iii) Long Range Radars for tracking incoming (enemy) Ballistic missiles, Command control and communication network, Command Centres with a decision support system for defence of National Capital Region against enemies’ ballistic missile threat, (iv) Established Cyber Security Research and Development Centre for developing offensive and defensive technologies for cybersecurity. As Homi Bhabha Chair Professor and Consultant to IOCL R&D evolved a road map for development of Alternate Energy Systems viz. clean coal technologies, High Efficiency Concentrated Solar Power Systems, Bio-energy and Hydrogen based economy. Presently he is Chairman of Research Advisory council of IOCL R&D. As Chairman NTPC R&D Advisory Council similar alternate energy technology development plan has been prepared with focus on clean coal technologies viz. Integrated Gasification and combined cycle system, Advanced ultra-supercritical Thermal Power Plant to work on efficiencies better than 40% and highly reduced greenhouse emissions. Initiated a programme for the development of Silicon-Photonics technology by setting up Photonics Valley Corporation at Telangana. Govt. of Telangana initiative in collaboration with Photonics Inc USA. This will be a game-changer for the next generation of networks like 5G and supercomputers. As Chairman of Committee for development of Indian Microprocessor led a team to evolve the configuration of the M-Processor for IoT, Smart Cities and other ICT applications laid out the strategy for development with DieTy, CDAC, IIT(M), IIT(B)and SCL Chandigarh. Two devices have already been developed in IIT(B) and IIT(M). Evolved a Concept Document for setting up Indian Railway Research Institute (SHRESHTHA) for Indian Railway that would propel indigenous designs and manufacturing in the forthcoming programmes like High-Speed Rail System and Dedicated Freight Corridor and usher a new era of R&D in Railway. As Member, NITI Aayog, Initiated a programme to develop “Methanol Economy” for transportation, energy generation and production of chemicals, fertilizers etc. Production agencies, academic institutions and Petro-refineries have been brought on a common platform to leapfrog in “Methanol Economy”. M-15 gasoline blend, methanol cookstove and methanol-fueled propulsion for Inland Waterways and Methanol-fueled gensets are being introduced as part of “Methanol Economy” initiative in the country. R&D activity in gasification of High Ash content Indian coal has been initiated at Academia & Industry. Chaired a Committee on Technical Textile and prepared a roadmap for futuristic growth of technical textiles in India with respect to the promotion of industries for indigenous production of technical textiles and fibres such as Carbon and Aramid for strategic and ballistic needs, laying due emphasis on reviving R & D structure in the sector. Chaired a Committee and submitted a report titled “Roadmap for Make in India in Body Armour”, release of Indian Standards on body armour by BIS, R&D work on Carbon Nano Tube etc. Led an Empowered Technical advisory committee for the development of National Super Computing Systems. Configuration and strategy for development have been evolved and the programme has been launched as a multi-organisation mission. He is a recipient of many awards and most notable among them being Padma Shri (1998), Padma Bhushan (2013). He has been conferred Honorary Doctorate by more than 25 Universities the latest among them being Jamia Humdard (2018).
Adviser at NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transformation of India)
An alumnus of St. Stephen’s College, Delhi did his Major in History. He has experience of over 27 years in operations, infrastructure planning, coordination and management at field and policy making levels in Indian Railways with considerable success and appreciation. His performance has been recognised and awarded twice at the National level (National Award for e-Governance- 2019-20, for ‘Excellence in providing Citizen – Centric Delivery’ by Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, Govt. of India, ‘National Award for Outstanding Service’ Ministry of Railways Govt. of India -2006) and thrice at the Ministry (of Railways) level. He also served as Dean of the Indian Railway Institute of Transport Management (IRITM), Lucknow, and General Manager Web Applications at the Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS). He has training and enrichment from Japan (Railway Management), Malaysia (ICLIF – Advance Management), Singapore (INSEAD – Advance Management), Germany (UIC) and the US (Oracle).
He is the Adviser at the NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transformation of India), the apex ‘Think Tank’ of the Govt. of India.
Member of NHEV Knowledge Group Principal Consultant & Mission Director National Mission on Transformative Mobility & Battery NITI Aayog.
Mr. Anil Srivastava has over three decades of working experience with Government in Indian Administrative Service. Currently he is Principal Consultant and Mission Director of National Mission on Transformative Mobility & Battery Storage in NITI Aayog. Prior to this he was Principal Adviser for Infrastructure Connectivity and Director General of Development Monitoring and Evaluation Office at NITI Aayog, after having done more than five years as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Civil Aviation. He has held various senior level positions of responsibility including that of Chairman & Managing Director, Pawan Hans Ltd. for three years. With the State Government he has held the positions of Secretary to the Government of various departments including Finance, Revenue, New & Renewable Energy, Commerce & Industries etc. He has also worked as Commissioner of Treasuries, Commissioner of Industries & Commerce, Managing Director of various PSUs, District Magistrate and Municipal Administrator. He has also served on the Boards of Optel Telecommunications, Hotline Glass, Fujitsu Optel, National Information Technologies, Air India, Airports Authority of India etc.
He has been recognized as a prolific thought leader on e-vehicles and mobility/transportation related issues in various national and international events and was a distinguished speaker at WRI, World Bank Group event at World Bank Headquarters on Transforming Transportation. He has been a part of several international collaborations to foster cooperation between India and other countries such as China, France and Japan on spearheading electric mobility. He was part of the NITI Aayog delegation to 3rd NITI-DRC Dialogue on World Economic Prospects & China-India Economic Cooperation in December, 2017. He led Industry delegation from India to China EV 100 Forum, in January, 2019. He has consistently driven the agenda for Indian leadership in the global mobility spectrum.
Under his leadership, the first ever National Summit on mobility was conducted successfully with large and active participation from global leadership representing industry, think tanks, practitioners and governments. The Summit was inaugurated by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India. He has spearheaded the development of a robust policy paradigm to promote clean, shared and connected mobility in the country.
Member of NHEV Knowledge Group Professor - Department of Electrical Engineering Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Dr Ashok Jhunjhunwala is in the Knowledge Group’ of NH for EV and Project Coordinator for TENET and Centre for Battery and Engineering Electric Vehicle. Dr Ashok Jhunjhunwala is a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras at Chennai, India and has served as the departmental chair.
He leads the Telecommunications and Computer Networks group ( TeNeT ) at IIT Madras. This group is closely working with industry in the development of a number of Telecommunications and Computer Network Systems. TeNeT group has incubated a number of technology companies (like DesiCrew Solutions ) which work in partnership with TeNeT group to develop Telecom Access products. The group has also incubated a company which aims to install and operate telephone and internet in every village in India. He is a director on the board of State Bank of India. He is also a board member of several Telecom and IT companies in India, including Sasken, Tejas Networks and HTL, NRDC, and IDRBT. He is a former board member of VSNL & BSNL. Since 2016, Prof Jhunjhunwala is leading the efforts of bringing EVs in the country.
Member of NHEV Knowledge Group Managing Director Resurgent India Limited
Mr Jyoti Prakash Gadia is the Founder and Managing director of Resurgent India Limited, a Financial Service leader specializing in Fund Raising & Acquisitions With Nearly 2 decades of global experience in the Finance industry, he sets and advances the strategic guidance for the Company and its portfolio of services, while nurturing a strong leadership team to drive its execution.
A brainchild of Mr Gadia, Resurgent India Limited is an investment banking firm primarily into advising the corporate in fundraising in the form of equity, debt, merchant banking, operational improvement, and domestic and international Joint Ventures. He has taken numerous great initiatives for the development of different sectors in the Indian industry including the signing of the first-ever MoU between associations & banks for extending concessional bank credit to MSME members.
With his inclination towards the industrial growth Mr Gadia has been appointed as “Co-Convener, CII Delhi Panel on SMEs & Finance” and “Chairman, BFSI committee PhD Chamber of Commerce” Contributing constantly towards the GDP growth of the Indian Industry. He holds s a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (FCA), a qualified Chartered Financial Analyst, Associate Member of Institute of Cost & Works Accountant of India (AICWA) (All India 8th rank holder) and with a Master of Business Administration in Finance.
Member of NHEV Knowledge Group Member R&D National Automotive Board
Dr. Sajid Mubashir is developing Public-Private Research Partnership (PPP-R&D) program for a nationally coordinated “Technology Platform for Electric Mobility” in PPP-R&D mode. It will support collaborative projects that aim for specific Technology Readiness Levels and staying focused on the roadmap jointly owned by Government and Industry.
Finance Minister of India
Nirmala Sitharaman is an Indian politician and Finance Minister of India. served as the current Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs of India. She is a member of the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament, since 2014. Sitharaman formerly served as the Defence Minister of India, thereby becoming India’s second female defense minister and also the second female finance minister after Indira Gandhi and the first full-time female Finance Minister. She has served as the Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs under the Ministry of Finance and the Minister for Commerce and Industry with independent charge. Prior to that, she served as a national spokesperson for the BJP. Nirmala Sitharaman was born in the Tamil Iyengar Brahmin family in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, to Savitri and Narayanan Sitharaman. Her father hailed from Musiri, Tiruchirappalli, while her mother’s family had its roots in Thiruvenkadu, and in the Thanjavur and Salem districts of Tamil Nadu. Her father was an employee of Indian Railways and hence she spent her childhood in various parts of the state. She had her schooling from Madras and Tiruchirappalli. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics at the Seethalakshmi Ramaswami College, Tiruchirapalli in 1980, Master of Arts degree in economics and M.Phil. from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi in 1984. She then enrolled for a Ph.D. in economics with a focus on Indo-Europe trade, but a move to London after her husband secured a scholarship in London School of Economics left her unable to complete the degree.
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Government of India
Harsh Vardhan as the State Minister of Health in 1994 oversaw the successful implementation of the pilot project of the Pulse Polio Programme which involved the mass immunisation of 1 million children up to the age of 3 in Delhi. In 1995, this programme was launched nationwide leading to 88 million children being immunised. On 28 March 2014, India was declared polio-free by the WHO, as there had been no reported cases for three years. In 1997, the Delhi Prohibition of Smoking and Non-Smokers Health Protection Act was passed in the Delhi assembly which was one of the first anti-tobacco laws implemented by any state government. The act applied across the NCT of Delhi. It prohibited smoking in places of public work or use for example hospitals, restaurants, and educational institutions and in public service vehicles. It also prohibited the sale of smoking substances such as tobacco and beedis to anyone below the age of eighteen. Smoking products could not also be sold or stored within 100 metres of any educational institution. Under the provisions of the act, fines would be applied to anyone who contravened the law and they could potentially be ejected from places of public use by the police.
Harsh Vardhan has received the following awards and recognitions: i) IMA President’s Special Award of Appreciation by the Indian Medical Association in 1994. ii) Director-General’s Polio Eradication Champion Award Commendation Medal by the World Health Organization in 1998. iii) Polio Eradication Champion Award by the Rotary International in 2001. iv) “Doctor of the Last Decade” (Swastha Ratna) by Indian Medical Association’s New Delhi branch in 2002.
Former Minister of Commerce and Industry Civil Aviation Government of India
Shri Suresh Prabhu is currently the Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation of Government of India. He has handled several ministries in the past from Railways to Environment, Power and Heavy Industries. He has also been Prime Minister’s Sherpa for G20 summit and Chairman of the Task Force on Interlinking of Rivers. As soon as he assumes charge of an assignment, he secure the blue-print of development, and sets target dates for specific action points. He is a Rajya Sabha MP from Andhra Pradesh. He has been four-time Member of the Lok Sabha from Rajapur Constituency of Maharastra – one of the biggest states of India and has also represented Haryana in the Rajya Sabha.Suresh Prabhu Zantye completed his schooling from Sharadashram Vidya Mandir, Dadar, Mumbai, followed by a Bachelor in Commerce with Honours from M. L. Dahanukar College, Vile Parle, Mumbai. He received a Bachelor in Law degree from the New Law College (Ruparel College campus), Mumbai.] Prabhu is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He was All India 11th (eleventh) rank holder in CA exam.
Hon'ble Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Shipping Government of India
Nitin Gadkari is a senior leader of the Bhartiya Janata Party. He is the current Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation in the Government of India. He is known as the flyovers man because of his work in constructing roads, expressways and flyovers. Gadkari was born on 27th May, 1957 to a Brahmin family in the city of Nagpur, Maharashtra. He completed his education from G.S. Commerce College, Nagpur University and University College of Law, Main Branch, Nagpur. He got married to Smt. Kanchan Gadkari on 18 Dec 1984. The couple have three childrens two sons and a daughter. He joined the student political outfit Akhil Bharatiya Vidya Parishad (ABVP) in 1976. He also organised the 28th National Convention of ABVP. He was selected the President of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha when he was just 24 years old. Nitin Gadkari served as the Minister of Public Works Department (PWD) of the Government of Maharashtra from 1995 to 1999 and restructured it from top to bottom. He has served as the president of the Maharashtra BJP.
Former Minister of State(IC) for Tourism Government of India
Mahesh Kumar Sharma is an Indian politician belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party. He was elected in the 2014 Indian general election from Gautam Buddha Nagar. He is a physician by profession and owns the Kailash Group of Hospitals based in Noida. On 12 November 2014, he was appointed as a Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Culture and Tourism and Civil Aviation. He has also served as the first MLA of Noida vidhan sabha in Uttar Pradesh. Mahesh Sharma was born on 30 September 1959 in Manethi village in Mundawar tehsil Alwar district of Rajasthan. His father, Kailash Chand Sharma, was a school teacher. He did his early schooling in the village. For senior secondary education, he moved to Delhi. He graduated from the University College of Medical Sciences.In 2012, he received an Honorary Doctorate from Amity University.
Minister of Information and Broadcasting Government of India
Prakash Keshav Javadekar (born 1951) is presently the Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting after taking oath as a Union Cabinet Minister in May 30, 2019, in Narendra Modi-led NDA Government’s second term. He was elevated as a Cabinet Minister on July 5, 2016 and assigned the HRD portfolio. He was first inducted into the Council of Ministers led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 26, 2014, as Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment, Forest & Climate Change, and Ministry of Information & Broadcasting. Additionally, he also worked as a Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs until November 9, 2014. He continued and concentrated thereafter as MoS (IC) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change until July 5, 2016. He is a member of Rajya Sabha (Council of States) representing Maharashtra Since April 2018 (Third Term). In his second term as a member of Rajya Sabha represented the state of Madhya Pradesh from June 2014 to March 2018. Javadekar was first elected to Rajya Sabha from Maharashtra in May 2008. He had served with distinction in Parliamentary Standing Committees of Defence, HRD and Consultative Committee of Power. He was also a member of Committees on Paper Laid and Subordinate Legislation.
Member of NHEV Working Group National Program Director Ease of Doing Business
Abhijeet Sinha is serving as National Program Director of Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) program and Country Director (India & UAE) at Advance Services for Social & Administrative Reforms (ASSAR) with Adnl. Charge of ‘Project Director’ in National Highways for Electric Vehicles (#NHforEV2020). He is a ‘Technocrat’ turned ‘Policy Entrepreneur’ with his cross-domain consulting in Hybrid Annuity Model(HAM) and conceptualization of energy infrastructure innovations like Annuity Hybrid E-Mobility (AHEM) for NHEV (A prototypical transformative mobility program to convert National Highways and Expressways into E-Highways with Charging Stations and Public Transport fleets under EoDB of ASSAR supported by NITI Aayog, Ministry of Science & Technology and 5 Cabinet Ministers ). He is currently also on the Advisory Board of Steel Users Federation of India and India Think Council. Member- Belgium Luxemburg Business Association, Member- Indo Dutch Chamber of Business & Sciences, Facilitator for ISGF – India Smart Utility Week 2019-20 and has been a well-known corporate consultant for Govt of India’s flagship programs Make In India, Startup India, and Digital India. Abhijeet Sinha Before joining currently Prime Minister of India then CM Gujarat Sri Narendra Modi’s Citizen for Accountable Governance (CAG) campaign during 2014 Parliamentary polls – Abhijeet began his career as a corporate banker, he later stepped in project consulting role of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) involves with his expertise in delivering strategic level policy and ground-level financial solutions for climate and green energy projects. He further served as Program Director at ASSAR in SDG involves across India, Pakistan, Nepal, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives. Extending his services to other international bodies, he worked with projects under UNDP India, UNICEF India, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, CARIAA, IDRC, CRDI, Red Cross – Red Crescent and studies under Universities of Cape Town, Ghana, Nairobi, East Anglia, Namibia funded by Department for International Development UK-AIDs in varied ASSAR projects.
He is on the Board of Studies of AMITY University and also a Corporate Counsel – ENACTUS (DCAC & SRCC, Delhi University) Youth Advocate – Swachh Bharat Mission & Digital Bharat. Abhijeet is an ISO Certified Energy Consultant 9001-14001 owning 18 Patents March 2018.
Abhijeet is a frequent traveler, Urdu Poet and taken as the no-nonsense keynote speaker at public forums and news channels. On pro-bono he also contributes as Corporate resources for C e n tr e Fo r E n tr e p r e n e u rs h I p Development – NIFTEM (Ministry of Food Processing Industry).
Member of NHEV Working Group Manager Spain Business Group Coinmen Consultants LLP
Leading the Spain Business Group at Coinmen Consultants, Berta has an experience of successfully developing businesses in multiple countries thorough research and analysis, stakeholder management and core engineering skills. She has worked with several Infrastructure companies and consequently a significant expertise and network in the sector. Having lived in India since 2013, she confident in the Indian market and works towards assisting companies do business in India. Her focus areas are strategy and business consulting for Spanish companies who are planning to enter India or are operating in India.
Member of NHEV Working Group Founder Vocabberry
Aditi Syal, Founder of Vocabberry, a content production company that helps brands, startups and individuals feature creative content on their websites and other online repositories. Aditi consults start-ups in their operational model of business and execution. She has built Vocabberry from scratch, and the company owes its success to her. The brand has become a credible name in the content market, and clients vouch for the quality and quantity that her brand produces. Featured as one of the youngest Founders of an Online Driven Business in the Women’s League (India) by TopYaps, 2017. Aditi manages Sales and Marketing, Quality and contributes towards delivering Thought Leader content at various Digital Marketing Forums/ Events. Hosted Vocabberry’s Content Marketing 101 at Noida, New Delhi, Gurgaon, Mumbai and Bangalore.
Chief Executive Officer & Founder Jan Ki Baat
Member of NHEV Working Group Co-founder & Chief Strategy Officer meetingsandoffices.com Founder SMARTup Conclave
Amitabh Sinha is a serial entrepreneur, start-up evangelist, advisor, mentor, ecosystem builder and facilitator active in the start-up domain since 1999. In a career spanning more than 22 years, Amitabh has worked across domains as diverse as Petroleum, Consulting, Chemicals, International Trading, Pharmaceuticals, Manufacturing, Brand Communications, Venture Capital, Financing, and Industry representation. He has been associated with the SME Chamber of India, Start-Ups Council of India & Packaging Industry Association of India in honorary roles evangelizing industry, creating facilitating networks, expanding small industry footprint and representing small businesses. Amitabh is a frequent speaker at various fora and talks on a variety of subjects including business logic, business building, scaling, funding and financing, professionalization, small business growth, organizational culture building, and lateral thought. Amitabh also actively consults with businesses in a professional capacity on scaling, growth hacking, business strategy, and customer experience.
Member of NHEV Working Group CEO Bluebolt Chairman Startup India Foundation
Anil is a green tech enthusiast creating business among Clean Tech and EV startups, with NHEV 2020. Anil is a serial entrepreneur at heart and believer in the power of dreams. Anil loves mentoring budding entrepreneurs and innovative startups on building business plans, successfully pitching to investors, go-to-market strategies & scaling up businesses. Anil is founder of Bluebolt Startup Factory, an enterprise deep tech startups accelerator. Anil founded Startup India Foundation, a non-profit initiative by a group of successful and experienced entrepreneurs to help grow the early-stage startup ecosystem in India. Anil is a well-regarded startup mentor in the Indian startup ecosystem and a TEDx speaker. Anil was the anchor judge for Haywards 5000 Haunslay ki Udaan, India’s First Startup Reality TV Show and the official startup coach for The Vault Show, India’s answer to Shark Tank. Fondly known as Katappa of the Indian startup ecosystem, Anil is admired for his outspoken no-nonsense views about the startups and the ecosystem. He is most sought after judge for startup pitching events and hackathons. He has judged over 1000 startups in the last 12 months. In 2001, Anil founded 24×7 Learning and led its growth over a decade to become India’s largest e-learning implementation company besides successfully raising multiple rounds of investments including $4m from Network 18. Prior to founding 24×7 Learning, Anil had successfully set up and launched businesses for two large multinational companies in India. Besides his engineering from NIT Kurukshetra, he has studied sculpting at New York Academy of Fine Arts and about art markets at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London.