(b. 1934) is an Indian Civil Servant
who has served as the Cabinet Secretary
(1990-92), and the Indian Ambassador to the US (1996-2001). He was awarded India's second highest civil awards, the Padma Vibhushan
, for his service, in 2007.
Born in Allahabad on August 1, 1934. He was educated at Allahabad
and obtained M.Sc. (Maths) degree from the Allahabad University
. He was a lecturer in the Allahabad University for a short period.
Naresh Chandra joined the Indian Administrative Service
in May, 1956 and till 1964 served in different capacities in various districts of Rajasthan
Between 1965 and 1973, Naresh Chandra's served under Central Government of India as 'Deputy Secretary, Agriculture, Community Development and Cooperation', 'Deputy Secretary, Administrative Reforms Commission
', 'Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs' and 'Director, Third Central Pay Commission'.
Between 1973 and 1977, he was appointed as the Secretary, Industry and Mines Department, Government of Rajasthan
and the Chairman, Rajasthan Electricity Board. He was posted as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Industry, Government of India
in 1977, the assignment he held till 1981. That year he was appointed in the Commonwealth Secretariat as Adviser on export Industrialization and Policy, Colombo, Sri Lanka, a post he held... Read More