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P.K. GARG

Candidate to the Post of Member of the RRB (Radio Regulations Board)
P.K. GARG, India

    P.K. GARG

GENERAL INFORMATION

Name P.K. GARG
Nationality Indian
Date of birth

21 April 1948

Civil status Married, having two daughters
Position held Wireless Adviser to the Government of India, Ministry of Communications & IT, New Delhi
Languages English, Hindi, Punjabi, French (basic knowledge)
Address Ministry of Communications & IT,
Sanchar Bhavan, 20, Ashoka Road,
New Delhi – 110 001
Tel. + 91 11 2375 5420, 2303 6776
Fax + 91 11 2337 2141

Educational and Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics & Communications);

  • Fellow of Institution of Electronics & Telecommunications Engineers, India;

  • Course on Advanced Satellite Communications;

  • Course on ‘Management in Government’.

  • Certificate in French Language;

 

Career Summary

35 years of experience in various positions in the national spectrum management and radio regulatory authority. Made valuable contribution in formulation and implementation of national policies as related to telecommunications, broadcasting, information technology and satellite communication technology and entry of private sector in these fields as well as the challenges posed by exponential growth of mobile services in the country. The activities included:
  • RF spectrum engineering and management functions besides radio regulatory functions;

  • National and international policies concerning various radiocommunication matters as related to all types of satellite and terrestrial based radio-communication services;

  • National and international spectrum & orbit coordination, spectrum licensing & radio monitoring including system design and development of automated spectrum management and monitoring facilities;

  • All matters concerning International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT) in the capacity of `Indian Administration’ and other related functions.

  • Development and review of National Frequency Allocation Plans for the country.

  • Also, member of the technical staff for test and operation of India’s first commercial satellite earth station (1971);
     

Major international positions

  • Vice-Chairman, Special Committee on radio regulatory matters for WRC-07

  • Chairman, Ad-hoc Group on additional HF bands for broadcasting at WRC 1997;

  • Indian Councillor on ITU Council during 2002 - 2006,

  • Chairman, Ad-hoc group on ITU building matters, ITU Plenipotentiary Conference, Nairobi, 1982;

  • Vice-Chairman, Plenary Working Group on ITU Plenipotentiary Conference, Marrakesh, 2002;

  • Co-chairman, ITU-R & ITU-D joint Working Group for Res. 9;

  • Chairman of the APT Coordination Group at WRC 2003, Council 2004 and 2005;

 

International Assignments

  • Served as UN/ ITU Senior Expert in Spectrum Management and Radio Regulatory matters in Saudi Arabia; and

  • Technical Expert to Government of Seychelles in 1990 and 1992, under Indian Technical & Economic Cooperation program.

 

Major International activities

Actively participated in various activities of ITU, APT, INTELSAT and other international fora for more than 26 years. These included, inter-alia:
  • ITU Plenipotentiary Conferences;

  • ITU Administrative Council/ ITU Council;

  • World Administrative Radio Conferences/ World Radiocommunication Conferences;

  • RadiocommuniČcation Assemblies;

  • Radiocommunication Advisory Group;

  • CCIR/ ITU-R Study Groups/ Special Committee on Procedural and Regulatory Matters;

  • ITU Regional Seminar on Radio Regulations/ Frequency Management;

  • APT Regional Meetings for WRC preparations;

  • APT General Assembly and Management Committees;

  • INTELSAT Board of Governors;

  • Chaired and Vice-Chaired many international meetings, committees, working groups, panels, etc.;

  • Head/ Alternate Head of Indian delegations to various conferences, meetings, etc.;

  • Head/ Alternate Head of Indian delegations to various bi-lateral meetings with various administrations, international organizations and consortium, especially as related to spectrum management, international coordination and radio regulatory matters for various satellite and terrestrial based radiocommunication networks;

  • UN/ ITU/ APT Fellowship for study tours/ training in spectrum management, radio regulatory and monitoring activities in several countries.

 

Major National Activities

  • Chairman, National Preparatory Committee for ITU Plenipotentiary Conference;

  • Chairman, National Preparatory Committee for ITU World Radiocommunication Conference;

  • Chairman, Committee on Electromagnetic Compatibility of Bureau of Indian Standards;

  • Chairman of various national committees, especially related to spectrum management, radio regulations and electromagnetic compatibility studies;

  • Member of various national committees as related to radiocommunication activities/ policies, including INSAT (domestic satellite system) implementation, space policy, satellite and terrestrial broadcasting policy, GMPCS policy, and Broadband implementation,

 

publications

  • Presented and published many articles and papers on variety of subjects, especially related to spectrum management, radio regulations and electromagnetic compatibility, in various international and national journals, seminars, panel discussions and Television talks;

  • Presented and published many articles and papers on variety of subjects, especially related to spectrum management, radio regulations and electromagnetic compatibility, in various international and national journals, seminars, panel discussions and Television talks;

  • Chaired many sessions in various fora, especially those related to spectrum issues;

  • Delivered lectures and keynote addresses in many international and national fora, universities, technical institutions, etc.

 

Awards

‘Engineer of the Year - 2003’ by the Institution of Engineers (India), Delhi State Chapter.


 

 

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