Mr. Pankaj Hazarika has joined on 1st June 2017 as the first Director from India in the BIMSTEC Permanent Secretariat, Dhaka.
Mr. Hazarika joined the Indian Civil Service in September 2000. Prior to joining the Civil Service, he worked as a design engineer in ABB (Asea Brown Boveri) Ltd in the power sector. He holds a B.Tech degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology (NIT), Kurukshetra, India. He also did a 10 months certificate course in Financial Management from National Institute of Financial Management, Faridabad, India.
Mr. Hazarika had worked in different capacities in CGDA (Controller General of Defence Accounts) and its sub-offices under Ministry of Defence, Government of India. He was the Finance Officer of the Indian Brigade contingent deployed in UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo from January 2007 to January 2008.
Before joining BIMSTEC, Mr. Hazarika worked as Director in Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, North Block, New Delhi. He had also worked as Deputy Secretary in Department of Revenue and Deputy Secretary in Department of Expenditure in Ministry of Finance, Government of India. Mr. Hazarika, as Financial Adviser, had rendered financial advice to various units and formations under the Ministry of Defence. He also did the appraisal of various Government of India projects/schemes besides examining high-value acquisition cases. Mr Hazarika was also involved in the formulation of various policy decisions/rules in Government of India in the domain of Finance. He is married and blessed with two children.