Dr. Nirmaljeet Singh Kalsi
Dr. Nirmaljeet Singh Kalsi, IAS, Joint Secretary (Police) – II, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India
Dr. Nirmaljeet Singh Kalsi holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Roorkee, now IIT Roorkee, Master of Technology in Computer Technology from IIT Delhi and obtained his Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from Department of Management and Social Sciences, Thapar University, Patiala. Before joining IAS in 1984 (Punjab cadre), he served in Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers (IRSEE) (1982-84) and National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) (1981-82). Dr. Kalsi is working as Joint Secretary to Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs at New Delhi. He was looking after the matter relating to the Centre-State relations till 2010. Presently his main responsibilities include management and deployment of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), namely CRPF, BSF, CISF, ITBP, SSB, Assam Rifles and NSG. He is also responsible for Cyber Security and Information Security as Chief Information Security Officer, MHA and various projects related to Information & Communication Technology. In his 30 years career as a civil servant, he has handled a variety of challenging assignments in the areas of Information Technology, Technical Education and Industrial Training, Science and Technology, Industries, Employment and Vocational Training, etc. besides the assignments as Deputy Commissioner, District Magistrate, ADM and SDM etc. in Punjab. He handled the issues like change management, administrative reforms and process reengineering with a citizen oriented thinking. Dr. Kalsi has worked on several innovative initiatives in promoting Information Technology, e-Governance and Human Resource Development. He contributed to the ICT Industry initiative of Government of Punjab both as Director cum Secretary, Department of IT and as Managing Director, Punjab Information and Communication Technology Corporation Limited and Chairman of Punjab Venture Capital Fund Ltd. He also remained a member of the Board of Governors IIT Kanpur, Member and All India Board of IT Education, AICTE, Member.