Mr. S. K. Tuteja served as Secretary in the Department of Food & Public Distribution to the Government of India till, he superannuated from his role in June 2005, after 37 years of Civil Service.
He was a member of the 1968 Batch of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Punjab Cadre. He started his career as a Lecturer in Commerce in the Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi where he was earlier a student. He holds a Masters degree in Commerce from the University of Delhi, graduating top of the University. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, New Delhi.
Mr. Tuteja has earlier served on different posts in the Government of India, and Government of Punjab. Key positions include Secretary – Ministry of Small Scale Industries and Agro & Rural Industries, Chairman Central Warehousing Corporation, Development Commissioner – Small Scale Industries and Secretary – Public Enterprises Selection Board. In the Government of Punjab, he has served as Managing Director – Punjab State Industries Development Corporation Ltd, Principal Secretary – Finance, Chairman – Punjab State Electricity Board, Chairman – Pay Commission of the Government of Punjab, and Principal Secretary – Industries and Commerce.. In the year 1992, he was awarded the “Dayanand Munjal Award” for “Manager of the Year” by the Ludhiana Management Association.
Mr. Tuteja has also acted as a Consultant to the World Bank for designing a Data Bank System for selection to the Board of Directors and Chief Executives of Public Enterprises in Uganda and the UNIDO as International Consultant on “Strategy & Technological Partnership” with the International Center of Medicine Biotechnology, Moscow and for the “Programming Mission on Indian Experts” to Minsk to develop Belarus/India Partnership Programme in the area of Commercialization of New Technologies and Innovations.
He was the Chairman of the Committee on Revitalization of the Sugar Industry set up in 2004 and later a member of the Group of Experts constituted by the Government of India on the Sugar Sector in 2007. He was also the Chairman of the Pay Commission of the Government of Punjab (2006- 09), and a member of the High-Level Panel on the financial position of Distribution Utilities constituted by the Planning Commission.
Mr. Tuteja has contributed to several national/international seminars/conferences in India and abroad. He participated as a Member of the India Delegation in the Fourth Ministerial Conference of WTO held in Doha, Qatar and was a member of the Executive Committee of the International Sugar Organisation, London and the International Grain Council, London.
He is presently an Independent Director in SML Isuzu Ltd, Shree Renuka Sugars, A2Z Infra Engineering Ltd., and Intas Pharmaceuticals, among others. In addition, he is also the Chairman/Director of multiple other public and private-limited corporations.
A widely travelled person, Mr. Tuteja is involved with several Institutions in the field of Academics, Research and Corporate Management.