MF Farooqui, DoT secretary to retire in June

MF Farooqui, secretary, department of telecommunications (DoT) and chairman telecom commission will retire in June, 2014.

Prior to the current assignment, he served as secretary, department of heavy industry, government of India. He also played a key role in Tamil Nadu government in increasing the footprint in the industry sector as principal secretary, department of industry.

Farooqui also served as special secretary in the ministry of environment and forests and was instrumental in shaping up critical environmental and climate change
policies in the ministry.

During his career, he worked as joint secretary in the department of economic affairs, ministry of finance, government of India. In mid-nineties he worked as Consul General of India in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He has also worked as chief executive and member, secretary, Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA).

Farooqui is a 1978 Tamil Nadu cadre IAS officer and holds Masters degrees in Physics and Business Administration.

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