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Hardeep Singh Puri

Hardeep Singh Puri

Civil Aviation Minister of India, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, MP, BJP, Ambassadors of India to Brazil, Delhi, India.

 

Hardeep Singh Puri is the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs and Civil Aviation and Minister of State for Commerce and Industry. He was born on 15th-February-1952 to Bhagat Singh Puri in Delhi.

Early life and Education:

His father was a diplomat, and he attended boarding school in India as his father was posted in countries where there were no options for English-language education. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in history and a Post Graduation Master of Arts in history from Hindu College, the University of Delhi in 1973. He worked as a lecturer in history at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi.

Career:

Hardeep has served as Joint Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of External Affairs from 1994 to 1997 and from 1999 to 2002. He has also served as a Joint Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of Defence from 1997 to 1999. He worked as Secretary to the Government of India (Economic Relations) in the Ministry of External Affairs from 2009 to 2013.

Hardeep has served as a Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations from 2009-2013.

He formerly served as Chairman of the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee, Vice President of International Peace Institute, and Secretary-General of Independent Commission on Multilateralism in New York.

Puri has been stationed at important diplomatic posts in Brazil, Japan, Sri Lanka, and the United Kingdom. Between 1988 and 1991, he was the Coordinator of the UNDP/UNCTAD Multilateral Trade Negotiations Project to help Developing Countries in the Uruguay Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations. He also served as the chairman of the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee from January 2011 to February 2013, and as President of the United Nations Security Council in August 2011 and November 2012.

Politics

Ambassador Puri joined International Peace Institute as a senior advisor in June 2013. Puri joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in January 2014, expressing admiration for the party’s approach to national security.

In September 2017, Puri appointed as a Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs.

In 2018, Hardeep Singh Puri has elected as a Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha of Uttar Pradesh COnstituency from the Bharatiya Janata Party.

In May 2019, Puri became the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs and Civil Aviation and Minister of State for Commerce and Industry.

Personal life:

Hardeep Singh Puri is married to Lakshmi Puri, who is the former Assistant Secretary-General at United Nations. They have two daughters. His brother, Pradeep Puri, is a 1979 batch retired IAS officer who played an instrumental role in the construction of DND Flyway.

Books, research papers, and journals:

Hardeep is a published author of several books, research papers, and journals. Included below is a selection of his works:

Books:

Perilous Interventions: The Security Council and the Politics of Chaos (Publisher: HarperCollins, 2016; ISBN 978-9351777595)
Delusional Politics: Back To The Future (Publisher: Penguin Viking, 2018; ISBN 978-0670090259)

Articles:

“Libya: Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, and the Ghost of Rwanda” (Publisher: The Globalist, 2016).

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Email: hardeepsinghpuri52@gmail.com

Recent Activities

Stormwater drainage projects

Vijayawada MP Sh Kesineni Nani Ji met me this afternoon to request expediting stormwater drainage projects in Vijayawada.  I told him that MoHUA has already written to the Andhra Pradesh govt in this regard. We will follow up.

Filed nomination for Rajya Sabha

Filed nomination for Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh. I want to express my gratitude to PM Sh Narendra Modi Ji, Adhyaksh Sh J.P.Nadda Ji, HM Sh Amit Shah Ji & UP CM Sh MYogiAdityanath Ji for this privilege to continue serving the people of the state.

During my meeting with Sh Raghav Chadha the dynamic MLA & VC Delhi Jal Board we discussed issues pertaining to outstanding dues reportedly payable to DJB by DDA & CPWD. Our political differences notwithstanding I look forward to working with him for the welfare of the people of Delhi.

Recent Activities

India-UK Enhanced Trade Partnership

Interacted with UK Minister for International Trade, Ranil to discuss India-UK Enhanced Trade Partnership as a roadmap to the eventual FTA between our two countries.

launch of eDharti GeoPortal

MoS H&UA Hardeep S Puri at the launch of eDharti GeoPortal of L&DO. Secretary MoHUA Shri DS Mishra is also present. This portal will further enhance transparency in property transactions.
Met Sh Buggana Rajendranath Reddy Ji, Minister of Finance, Andhra Pradesh. We had an extended discussion on the proposed Greenfield airports in Orvakal in Kurnool & Bhogapuram. On completion, these airports will enhance air connectivity to both the regions & provide a boost to the local economy

Party Activities

9th India-Oman Joint Committee Meeting

Co-chaired the 9th India-Oman Joint Committee Meeting along with HE Qais bin Mohammed al Yousef. We discussed ways of cooperation between the two countries in various sectors of the economy including civil aviation, renewable energy, IT & health sector.
Economic & commercial relations between India & Oman are robust & buoyant. We further deliberated on strengthening our bilateral ties through diversification of the trade basket & cooperation on the economic front.

Had an extended Video Conference with HE Ugo Astuto & Ambs from 27 EU Member States. I outlined comprehensive steps taken to deal with COVID19 in India under the visionary leadership of PM Sh Narendra Modi Ji & opportunities created in the wake of disruptions caused by the pandemic.
We also covered several issues pertaining to civil aviation, the development of infrastructure in cities & policy interventions implemented under AatmaNirbharBharat Abhiyan. Reforms undertaken across industries in India are creating an attractive environment for FDI.
We are enhancing inclusivity & sustainability in India for a post COVID world in which we will position ourselves as a robust economy in the global context & will be able to emerge stronger.

DDA approves long-running demand for Guru Ravidas temple in Jahanpanah Forest. Further proceedings are underway. President of Mr. Adesh Gupta, Leader of Opposition Mr. Ramveer Bidhuri and MLA Mr. OP Sharma and Mr. Vijendra Gupta came to thank me today. The long-ongoing demand of Guru Ravidas Mandir of Jahanpanah Forist was approved by DDA. The next action is underway. BJP Delhi President Shri Adesh Gupta Leader Vipakh Shri Ramvir Bidhuri MLA Shri OP Sharma and Mr. Vijender Gupta came to thank me for this today.
Long pending allotment of land for Guru Ravidas Mandir in Jahanpanah Forest has been met by DDA. Further processing on. President BJP Delhi Sh Adesh Gupta, LoP Sh Ramvir Bidhuri, MLAs Sh Opsharma & Sh Vijender Gupta came to thank me in this regards.
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15th-February-1952

Born in Delhi

India

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Completed Graduation

Bachelor of Arts in history

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1973

Post Graduation

Master of Arts in history from Hindu College, University of Delhi 

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Worked as a Lecturer

in history at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi.

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1974

Indian Foreign Service officer

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Ambassadors

 of India to Brazil

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1994-1997

Joint Secretary

to the Government of India in Ministry of External Affairs

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1997-1999

Joint Secretary

 to the Government of India in Ministry of Defence

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1999-2002

Joint Secretary

to the Government of India in Ministry of External Affairs

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2009-2013

Secretary

 to the Government of India (Economic Relations) in Ministry of External Affairs

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2009-2013

Permanent Representative

 of India to the United Nations

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Vice President

of International Peace Institute

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2011-2013

Chairman

of the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee

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Secretary-General

 of Independent Commission on Multilateralism in New York.

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2011-2012

President

of the United Nations Security Council

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2013

Joined International Peace Institute

 as a senior advisor

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2014

Joined in the BJP party

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2017

Minister

 of State (Independent Charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs

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2018

MP, Rajya Sabha

Uttar Pradesh

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2019

Minister for Civil Aviation

of India