SP Kochhar, the Director General of the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), welcomed Neeraj Mittal, new Secretary of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) in New Delhi, as he took charge.
Kochhar highlighted Mittal’s prior experience as the Principal Secretary in the IT Department of the Government of Tamil Nadu, noting his understanding of industry challenges related to Right of Way (RoW) and the development of telecom infrastructure. And said the experience would be beneficial in addressing challenges related to nationwide 5G deployments and other industry issues.
Neeraj Mittal has had an illustrious career.
February 2023 – September 2023. CMD, TN Urban Finance and Infrastructure Development Corporation, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
May 2021 – February 2023. Principal Secretary Information Technology, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
May 2019 – May 2021. MD & CEO, Tamil Nadu Industrial Guidance and Export Promotion Bureau, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
June 2015 – June 2018. Senior Adviser, World Bank Group, Washington DC.
Mittal has a doctorate in Philosophy, The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business and is an MBA from Cranfield School of Management.