Ms. Vinod Kotwal is currently posted as DDG (FIPP) in the Department of Telecommunication, Ministry of Communications, Government of India. She is a 1994 batch officer of IP&TAFS with more than two decades of rich and diverse work experience in the Government of India and Regulatory Bodies spanning the areas of telecom, administration, economics, finance and regulatory affairs.
A Chevening scholar, she did the course “Women in Leadership and Management” from the University of Bradford, U.K. and holds a Masters degree in Botany and a MBA (Finance) from Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi. Recently, she has also completed Advance Professional Programme in Public Administration (APPPA) from the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), New Delhi. She is currently pursuing PhD course from IIT, Delhi.
An avid reader with an eclectic taste Ms. Kotwal has also penned articles on diverse topics ranging from gender budgeting, potential of food processing in the country, e-waste to Open Data & Digital Identity: Lessons for Aadhaar. She has also authored a book on Codex Alimentarius Commission, a joint FAO-WHO body.
She is active in the work of International Telecommunication Union (ITU)-T Study Group 3 (SG3) and holds leadership positions there.