V Thiruppugazh

Officer of the Indian Administrative Service of the Rank of Joint- Secretary to Government of India.

Dr. V.Thiruppugazh is an officer of the Indian Administrative Service of the rank of Joint- Secretary to Government of India. After joining the Civil Service in 1991, he served in various district assignments before he was posted as Joint Chief Executive Officer of the Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority (GSDMA). In addition to his contribution in Gujarat earthquake reconstruction and disaster management intiatives in Gujarat as Joint CEO, Additional CEO and CEO of GSDMA, he held several senior positions in Government of Gujarat. He also worked as Senior Advisor, National Reconstruction Authority Nepal. Currently he is working as Advisor, Policy and Planning in the National Disaster Management Authority, New Delhi. He received his PhD from the Australian National University, Canberra.