CURRICULUM VITAE

 

 

NAME : SKAND RANJAN TAYAL

 

DATE OF BIRTH : 23-11-1951

 

DATE OF JOINING

INDIAN FOREIGN SERVICE : 8-7-1976

 

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS : (i) B.Sc. from the University of Allahabad.

 

(ii) M.Sc. (Chemistry) from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

 

(iii)             Associate of Indian Forest College, Dehradun.

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE : Have done research work in Organic Chemistry at the premier IIT, Kanpur for about 20 months and have published research papers in international Chemical Journals.

 

MULTILATERAL EXPERIENCE : (i) Under Secretary (United Nations) in the Indian Ministry of External Affairs from June 1982 to October 1984.

First Secretary in the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations, Geneva from October 1984 to February, 1987. (Dealt with WIPO, UNDP, UNCTAD etc.)

 

 

(ii)               Director (UNESCO Unit) and Secretary to the Indian National Commission for UNSCO from August 1990 to August 1995.

 

MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE : (i) Head of Division for all Consular, Passport and Visa work in the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi from January 1999 July 2002.

 

(ii) As Chief Passport Officer of India during 1999-2002 have managed the Central Passport Organization as CEO with a total staff strength of 2500 and a budget of over $25 million.

 

 

(iii) Was Consul General of India at Johannesburg during 1996-1998 when several initiatives were taken to promote India South Africa Economic & Commercial Relations. An India-South Africa Commercial Alliance (ISACA) was established by FICCI and CII organized a major Made in India Show during 1998.

 

OTHER ASSIGNMENTS : Have served in the Indian Embassies in Sofia, Warsaw, Geneva and Moscow.

 

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