Dr Arup Roy Choudhury appointed as Principal Advisor (Infrastructure) to West Bengal

New Delhi: Dr Arup Roy Choudhury, who was the first Chief Commissioner of West Bengal Right to Public Service Commission, has been transferred and posted as the Principal Advisor (Infrastructure) to the state. Choudhury is a former Chairman of NTPC Limited and NBCC. Earlier, he was appointed as the commissioner of the West Bengal Right to Public Service Commission, a body that stipulates the time limits for providing notified public services.

Dr Arup Roy Choudhary's career graph

Choudhury's LinkedIn profile says that he is an Engineering Graduate (BE) in Civil Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology. He also completed Master of Engineering (M. Eng) in Project Management and a PhD from IIT, Delhi.

Choudhury was appointed chairman of the National Buildings Construction Corporation Limited (NBCC LImited) at the age of 44, making him the youngest CEO ever of a PSU. He was the corporation's chairman until 2010, and during his time in office, NBCC's turnover and net-worth grew significantly. In September 2010, Choudhury became the chairman and managing director of NTPC Limited, a Maharatna PSU under the Ministry of Power. He was also the Chairman of Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE), a forum of over 200 Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) in India from April 2009 to March 2013.


He was ranked 40th on a list of "India Inc's 100 Most Powerful CEOs 2013", compiled by The Economic Times. Choudhury has also been a Visiting Professor in various educational institutions around India. He has written the books Management by Idiots and Delhi's New Moti Bagh. He is a recipient of "The Forbes Public Sector CEO of the World for 2014" award.

West Bengal Right to Public Service Commission

The West Bengal Right to Public Service Commission was constituted on September 18, 2015, under West Bengal Right to Public Services Act, 2013. The primary function of the commission is to ensure public services are delivered to common citizens within a stipulated time-frame and after the constitution of the West Bengal Right to Public Service Commission, the three-tier system of ensuring rights of a general citizen to obtain public service has been completed.

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