Mr Kapil Mohan,IAS
Water Resources, Government of Karnataka, Bangalure
Kapil Mohan is presently working as Chairman, Karnataka Appellate Tribunal (KAT), Government of Karnataka. Earlier, he was Principal Secretary, Water Resource Department, Government of Karnataka. He also served as Managing Director, Krishna Jala Bhagya Nigam Limited, Government of Karnataka. He had also been the Deputy Director General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, New Delhi. He looks after policies in Distribution segment of Power Sector and implements two major schemes, Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (which aims at providing universal access to electricity) and APDRP "Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme", which aims at reducing aggregate technical and commercial losses of the power sector.
Previously, he was at Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University USA as McNamara Fellow and worked in areas of Public Policy and Science, technology and environmental policy. His work focused on energy and climate change linkages and the public policy challenges being faced by the international governments. He has also worked with Union Minister of State for Shipping, Road Transport and Highways, Government of India. He has served Government of Karnataka in various capacities such as Additional Commissioner of Bangalore City Corporation and Deputy Commissioner of Districts of Dharwad and Dakshina Kannada. He has also worked as Chief Executive Officer of Gulbarga district, in charge of rural development administration.
Mr. Kapil was also responsible for preparation of state budget for three years. In these assignments, he oversaw the planning and implementation of governmental programmes at district level in his capacity as the Head of governmental administration.
He is interested in incorporating environmental concerns in project design and implementation strategies and also at policy making level. His experience in implementing several intersectoral projects on sustainable basis has raised interest in making environment a public policy issue. An area of major concern for him is to find pragmatic solutions to environmental issues which meet the twin objectives of meeting developmental needs and equitable utilization of natural resources. He has won the international St Andrews prize for environment in 2001. The MITSPURS program has awarded his paper the second prize in "Hidden Successes" an International competition on India's urbanization recently.
Major areas of interest include public infrastructure, public finance, energy and climate change issues and application of good scientific ideas to solve environmental issues. Kapil is a management graduate with work experience in public finance, project management and supervision of project and programmes.