33rd Skoch Summit - Practices for Smart Governance, 
3rd September 2013, India Habitat Centre New Delhi

33rd Skoch Summit

33rd Skoch Summit: Curtain raiser

  • Welcome and Opening Remarks: Mr Sameer Kochhar, Chairman, Skoch Group & Dr Deepak B Phatak,IIT-B, Mumbai & Director, Skoch Development Foundation
  • Mr Sam Pitroda,Advisor to the Prime Minister on Public Information Infrastructure & Innovations
  • Mr Karan Bajwa,Managing Director,Microsoft Corporation (India)
  • Mr J Satyanarayana, Secretary, Department of Electronics and IT
  • MSMEs and Governance: Mr Madhav Lal, Secretary,Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Financial Inclusion, Panchayati Raj & Rural Development: Ms Aruna Sharma, Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Madhya Pradesh
  • Summation & Vote of Thanks: Dr Alok Bharadwaj, Executive Vice President, Canon India

Imperatives for SMART Governance at the Center

  • Dr Rajarshi Bhattacharya, Secretary - SE&L, Ministry of Human Resource Development
  • Mr J Satyanarayana, Secretary, Department of Electronics and IT
  • Ms Zohra Chatterji,Secretary, Ministry of Textiles
  • Dr Prajapati Trivedi, Chairman (NA, CWC) Secretary (Performance Mgt) & Chairman (NA, CWC), Cabinet Secretariat
  • Mr Arun Rajamani Sivaramakrishnan,

Imperatives for SMART Governance at States

Chaired by: Mr T K A Nair, Adviser to Prime Minister of India

  • Panelists:
  • Mr Ashok Kumar Sinha, Chief Secretary, Government of Bihar
  • Mr S J Haider, Additional Chief Secretary-Science and Technology, Government of Gujarat
  • Mr Arvind Kumar Pandey, Additional Chief Secretary & Member Board of Revenue, Government of Jharkhand
  • Dr P S Meena, Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Maharashtra
  • Ms Ajita Bajpai Pande, Additional Chief Secretary (Technical Education & Skill Development), Government of Madhya Pradesh
  • Mr Vikas Aggarwal, Head - Industry Solutions & Market Development, Public Sector, Microsoft India

An Agenda for India’s Growth: Essays in Honour of P Chidambaram

Introduction: Dr Gursharan Dhanjal, Editor & COO, Skoch Group

  • Speakers:
  • Dr C Rangarajan, Hon’ble Chairman, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister
  • Mr Shekhar Gupta, Editor-in-Chief, The Indian Express
  • Mr Arun Maira, Hon’ble Member, Planning Commission
  • Mr Wajahat Habibullah, Hon’ble Chairman, National Commission for Minorities
  • Dr Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations
  • Dr Surjit S Bhalla, Chairman, Oxus Research & Investments
  • Special Address
  • Mr P Chidambaram, Hon’ble Finance Minister


  • Vote of Thanks
  • Mr Rituraj Kapila, Academic Foundation


Skoch Awards 2013

Skoch Smart Governance Awards & Skoch Digital Inclusion Awards

Guest of Honour: Mr Nandan Nilekani, Chairman, Unique Identification Authority of India