• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024
  • About

S.C.L. Das

Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India

Director General, Directorate General of Hydrocarbons

Shri S. C. L. Das is an Indian Administrative Service Officer of Arunachal-Goa-Mizoram-Union Territories (AGMUT) Cadre of 1992 batch. He completed his B.Sc. from Patna University and LL.B. from Delhi University. He holds a Master’s degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University, USA. Shri Das has served in diverse capacities in the past 26 years, in Arunachal Pradesh, NCT of Delhi, UT Chandigarh, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Government of India. He has been on deputation to United Nations Office for Project Services where he worked in the health sector. Shri Das worked as District Magistrate and Secretary of Transport & Civil Supplies in Government of Arunachal Pradesh. In Chandigarh Administration, he worked in the areas of urban housing, finance and taxation. In NCT of Delhi, he served as Health Secretary and as Secretary to Lt. Governor. In his earlier tenure in Delhi, he worked closely for Delhi Metro Phase-I and power privatisation in Delhi. In Andaman & Nicobar Administration, he headed the Finance, Planning, Health and Urban Development Departments and oversaw the implementation of Goods & Services Tax. In Government of India, he has worked as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs and in the Prime Minister’s Office. His areas of interest include policy reforms, public health, science and philosophy.

Sessions With S.C.L. Das

Wednesday, 8 March

  • 07:15am - 08:20am (CST) / 08/mar/2023 01:15 pm - 08/mar/2023 02:20 pm

    Securing Energy for India's Economic Growth

    Gas & LNG
    India is experiencing a period of rapid growth on the path to being the world’s third largest economy within the next 10–15 years. All forms of energy will be needed to provide a basis for growth that is market based and climate sensitive. With critical choices needed on the nature of solutions by sector, there will be trade-offs, both short- and long term, of policy objectives that are key at a varying pace and during certain periods based on external realities, including geopolitics of global energy systems. Given geopolitics is a key factor in the global energy transition, 2023 is a critical year with India taking on the leadership of the G20, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies. Lead roles in these key global groups represents India’s role in shaping its own current and future role in the global economy and influencing the role of other emerging markets that have similar economic and energy issues.