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Shri. L. Chuaungo

Shri L Chuaungo is an IAS officer of 1987 batch belonging to Gujarat Cadre. He is currently posted as Principal Secretary, Energy and Petrochemicals Department, Government of Gujarat. Prior to this, he held the post of Principal Secretary (Expenditure), Finance Department, Government of Gujarat from July 2011 to August 2014. He had served as Managing Director of Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd (GUVNL), the Holding Company for State Sector Power Companies, for over four years from April, 2007 to July, 2011.

He had a long experience of management of the Power Sector of Gujarat, which is considered to be a leader amongst the States in India. His experience in Power Sector management started with his appointment as the Managing Director of Gujarat Industries Power Company Ltd (GIPCL) in May 2003; then as Member (Administration) Gujarat Electricity Board (GEB) in October 2004 and, on unbundling of GEB in 2005, as Director (Administration & Finance) of Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd (GUVNL) and then as the Managing Director of GUVNL.

His tenure in the Power Sector of Gujarat witnessed a transformation from a monolith Electricity Board to its unbundling into Generation, Transmission and Distribution Utilities; from semi-regulated to fully regulated sector; from power deficit to power surplus State ; from loss making Electricity Board to profit making Power Companies/Utilities. He was one of the team members implementing the Jyoti Gram Yojna (JGY), which enabled the State of Gujarat to provide 24×7 three phase power supply to all towns and villages in the State for the past ten years.

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