is a much respected officer of the Indian Administrative Service
who retired as chief of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India
Pradip Baijal held senior administrative positions in the Ministry of Finance and industries at state level but he first came into prominence as the disinvestment secretary in the BJP Govt on 1999 and was part of the team that was involved in the disinvestment of various Govt companies like BP, VSNL, IPCL and Maruti. He managed to extract a Rs 1000 crore control premium
for the government as part of the Maruti sale, which is seen as a success.
Post retirement, Pradip Baijal setup Noesis Strategic Consulting Company. Noesis Strategic Consulting
is doing advisory work for Indian, MNC clients, foreign government / regulators, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), World Bank etc. in power, telecom, broadcasting policy and regulation, steel and mineral sectors, India entry strategies, public private infrastructure projects etc.
He was trained as an engineer before he joined the Indian Administrative Service
. Baijal earned his BE (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of......