M P Gupta, Former Additional Secretary, Ministry of Finance
M P Gupta belonged to the Indian Audit and Accounts Service (1960-1994). His career includes being Additional Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Joint Secretary and Financial Food Corporation of India, Accountant General of Bihar, Rajasthan, Nagaland, and First Secretary, Indian High Commission, London.His has co – authored with Shri S C Sharma, former DG, Road, the EPC Agreement for two-laning of national highways. Government of India has adopted it. He was a Member, Committee on Public Procurement Reforms (Jan – June 2012). He is, also, involved in preparing EPC document for Railways (Jan – May 2014). He headed Government of India task force to draft 7 bidding documents of World Bank and ADB for use in India and drafted 5 procurement documents for National Council of Educational Research and Training for paper for books, audio-visual equipment, transport of text books, whole-sale distributors of text books, and printers. He authored Standard Bidding Document for rural roads under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana. All the States follow it. He, also, authored Competitive Bidding (Procedures and Practices), published by Tata McGraw Hills, 1996
Jagmohan Garg, Senior Finance Advisor, Public Health Foundation of India
Jagmohan Garg is well known banker with more than 37 years of experience. He was appointed CMD Corporation Bank in 2008. He possesses both national and international experience in the field of banking & finance. Mr. Garg was appointed Vigilance Commissioner, Central Vigilance Commission, and New Delhi in 2010 for a period of 4 years. During this period he had oversight of vigilance functions of Ministries of Finance, Railways and power and all connected PSUs. An Important function in CVC was issue of policy guidelines on Public Procurement. He also supervised “Central Bureau of Investigation” on corruption related cases. Mr. Garg is widely travelled. He led a delegation to China in 2011 on behalf of India to study functioning of anti-corruption agencies. He represented India in several anti-corruption conferences organized by authorities such as UNCAC and UNODC. Mr. Garg has been delivering lectures on various topics on Banking, procurement practices, vigilance, ethics and administration techniques etc. at different forums/organizations. Mr. Garg is currently Senior Finance advisor, Public Health Foundation of India, Gurgaon. The Society is a charitable organization in the field of Health Education, Training, Research and Policy making.
Bulbul Sen, Consultant, UN Global Compact Network
Bulbul Sen, formerly Chief Commissioner of Income tax, served in crucial policy and executive desks in the Income Tax department and in the International Trade Policy Division of the Ministry of Commerce, GOI. Her work on Public Procurement Policy includes 4 published studies for CUTS International on the subject, supported by the British High Commission (2012 -2015). She designed and was one of the main speakers in the one week in-service program for IAS and other All India Service Officers by CUTS Institute for Regulation & Competition (CIRC) on Public Procurement, as assigned by the DOPT, GOI. She has published articles on the subject in national dailies. She was a team member of the UNODC, Delhi at the consultations on public procurement law and policy, at the International Anti-Corruption Academy at Laxenburg, Austria in 2012 & 2013. She conducted a panel discussion on the subject for Doordarshan in 2013-14.Currently, she is a Consultant for UN Global Compact Network on their project ‘Business Inputs in Public Procurement Legislative Development of India’.
Anil Bhardwaj, Secretary General, FISME
Anil Bhardwaj is Secretary General of Federation of Indian Micro and Small & Medium Enterprises (FISME), New Delhi and holds a Masters in International Trade.His specializations include industrial and trade policy issues and framework conditions of promotional and regulatory environment for SMEs. He has served on many high profile committees, recently made a member of Domodaran Committee on Regulatory Reforms in India and a member of Drafting Committee on National Voluntary Guidelines for Responsible Business under Ministry of Corporate Affairs. He has advised and worked on several SME development projects supported by Govt. of India, ILO, UNCTAD, UNIDO, UNDP, UNESCAP, ITC & UNCTAD (Geneva), UNDP, ADB, Asian Productivity Council (Tokyo), EU, DFID, GTZ among others. He has authored books and guides for SMEs. He writes regularly on Indian MSME issues and has recently started writing a Blog- ‘The wind beneath the wings’ for India’s largest business daily ‘The Economic Times.
Shabnam Siddiqui, Director, CEGET
Shabnam Siddiqui is currently the Director of the Centre of Excellence for Governance, Ethics and Transparency (CEGET) at UN Global Compact India. Shabnam is an academic practitioner with experience areas of governance, ethics and transparency initiatives and interventions. Shabnam specialises in developing and executing strategic intervention through multi-stakeholder networks, is skilled at training and research and has several national and international publications to her credit. Work station and academic learning has been primarily garnered in India, with short-term and long-term stints in France, Italy, Pakistan, Singapore and United States.In her recent profile Shabnam has co-authored ‘Raising the Bar Through Collective Action: Anticorruption Efforts in Action in India’ (released at Rio+20 Forum in June 2012) and ‘Understanding the Demand and Supply Equations of Corruption and Fraud: An insight into Corruption and Fraud by the Private Sector in India’ (released at B20 Summit in June 2013) and edited ‘Business Case for Anticorruption in India: Principles, Economics and Application of Transparency Tools’.