Ms. Zohra Chatterji

Ms. Zohra Chatterji (DIN No- 01382511) is a non-executive Independent Director on the Board of the Company. Ms. Chatterji retired in 2014 as Secretary, Ministry of Textiles in the Government of India. She belongs to the 1979 Batch of the IAS, UP Cadre, and has held several important positions in her home state including Secretary and Director Industries, Labour Commissioner, Secretary & DG Tourism, Secretary & Project Director Basic Education, etc. Her last assignment at UP was Principal Secretary IT & Industries when she was awarded the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration.

She joined the Government of India on Central deputation in 2007 as Joint Secretary, Broadcasting in the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting. She became Member Secretary, National Commission for Women on promotion as Additional Secretary and was associated with drafting landmark amendments to the Criminal Law Amendment Bill and the Act for Prevention of Harassment of Women at the Workplace. She went on to serve as Additional Secretary Coal where she also held additional charge of CMD Coal India as its first woman CMD and chaired the IMG for monitoring and de-allocation of coal blocks. She became Secretary to the Government of India; Ministry of Textiles in Feb.2013.

Ms. Chatterji is a graduate of Physics from Miranda House, New Delhi and post-graduate in English Literature from AMU. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. from the University of Lucknow and is the President of Alliance Francaise in Lucknow, an organization supported by the Government of France for the teaching of the French language.