Speaker's Profile

Desh Deepak Verma
Chairman, Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC)

Mr. Desh Deepak Verma, who took over the reins of UPERC as its Chairman in 2013, is a retired IAS officer who has held several key positions in the Government of Uttar Pradesh and in Government of India. During his long 37 years administrative career, he has had experience in the field of industry, finance, environment and transport.

A post graduate in Physics and an MBA from Australia in International Business, Shri Verma retired as Secretary to Government of India in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs in June 2013. In Government of India, he occupied some crucial positions like Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment & Forests, Additional Secretary and Financial Adviser in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Foods and Public Distribution and Director General, Sports Authority of India(SAI). He was selected as first head of the India office of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), an international organization with “Observer” status in UN.