Gaurav Gupta

Mr. Gaurav Gupta is an officer of the Indian Administrative Service of the 1990 batch
borne on Karnataka cadre.

Currently, Mr.Gupta is serving the Karnataka Government as Principal Secretary,
Department of Information Technology, Biotechnology and Science & Technology.

He has earlier worked as Commissioner for Industrial Development promoting
industries and investments in state of Karnataka, and before that in various senior
positions of State Government including Chairman of Bangalore Water Board,
Special Commissioner in BBMP, Managing Director in KSRTC.

His approach in the Government has been to facilitate trade and business. He has
worked to create critical infrastructure – transport, water and electricity – for the
State and also for City of Bengaluru. He has been the key driver for the ‘Invest
Karnataka 2016’, the flagship mega-investment summit. Mr. Gupta has worked to
simplify processes within Government so as to enable Ease of doing Business.

In his present capacity, he is working to create the infrastructure for the IT and BT
industry, incentivise investments, and promote startups. Besides, he is also working
to promote the Electronic manufacturing and Animation & Visual Effects industry.