Ramasubban - Environmental Governance - Kolkata, West Bengal, India

K S Ramasubban

Kolkata, West Bengal, India


Environmental Governance


Middle level national govt (of India) position dealing with policy and projects in the urban water supply and sanitation sector

Program Officer with regional water supply and sanitation program- south Asia with national level (India) responsibility. The tasks consisted of policy advocacy through Think tank of movers and shakers in the sector and study of innovative field experiences and analysis of elements contributing to the success of these experiences. The emphasis was on successful demand driven projects with peoples participation.
Executive head of state level pollution control board (West Bengal) dealing with permits, regulation, studies, standard setting, external assistance, legal issues and outreach functions, including innovative partnership initiatives with Industry associations.

Senior position at the national level Ministry of Water Resources dealing with policy formulation, Developed guidelines for preparation of projects for posing to multilateral bodies for External Assistance, Was briefly Chairman of the National Ground Water Board.

Work History

State Vigilance Commissioner

State Vigilance Commission, West Bengal

From January 2012


National Highway Authority of India

May 2007 - November 2007


Central Vigilance Commission

November 2007 - March 2011

Joint Secretary

Ministry of Water Resources, Govt of India

November 2004 - May 2007

Secretary, Environment

Govt of West Bengal

January 2002 - June 2002

Member Secretary

West Bengal Pollution Control Board

October 1996 - December 2002

Program Officer

Regional Water Supply and Sanitation Program-South Asia, New Delhi

August 1993 - September 1996

Director(Water Supply)

Ministry of Urban Development, Govt of India

January 1990 - March 1993

Qualifications & Certifications

BSc Physics; MA English language and Literature; PG Dip in Environmental Econimics

St John"s College, Palayamkottai

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