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.
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.
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.
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:
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)
“Libya: Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, and the Ghost of Rwanda” (Publisher: The Globalist, 2016).
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.
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
9th India-Oman Joint Committee Meeting
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.