Dr. Vivek Joshi



Dr. Vivek Joshi joined the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 1989. Dr. Joshi holds a PhD and Masters in International Studies (International Economics) from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva (Switzerland). He completed his PhD under the guidance of Prof. Richard Baldwin in Trade Economics in 2010. He is also an alumnus of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) and University of Roorkee (now, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee), where he finished his Executive Masters in International Business in 2006 and B.E. in Mechanical Engineering in 1987, respectively.

Dr. Vivek Joshi is currently posted as Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India under the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, since January, 2019. Prior to this position, he was working in Haryana as Principal Secretary to the State Government (2017 -2019). As Principal Secretary he held the charges of Department of Monitoring and Coordination; Women and Child Development; CEO, Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority, Gurugram; Chief Administrator, Trade Fair Authority of Haryana (TFAH), New Delhi; Director Haryana Institute for Fiscal Management, Panchkula. Prior to these assignments he has worked as Member Secretary, Fifth State Finance Commission; and Divisional Commissioner Ambala in Haryana State (2017-2018).

During 2014-2017, he served as Joint Secretary, Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, Government of India, where his responsibilities included formulation of public procurement policies for the Central Government and appraisal of public funded projects/schemes. His responsibilities included some key sectors of economy, e.g. Road & Highways, Urban Development, UIDAI, Space, Atomic Energy and Railways. He also served as Administrator of Swachh Bharat Kosh (SBK) a public fund, created by the government to achieve the objective of Clean India.

Prior to this he worked as Joint Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of Women and Child Development (2010-2014), where his responsibilities included advising the Government in formulation, implementation and supervision of policies, schemes and legislations such as Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000, The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012, National Child Policy, National Plan of Action for Children, Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls (SABLA), Matritava Sahyog Yojana, (MSY), Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) etc.

He has also served as Director in the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. He has been Joint Secretary Finance, Director of the Treasuries Haryana and Deputy Commissioner in districts of Jind, Hissar and Panchkula in the State of Haryana.