Dr. Somit Dasgupta is a retired officer from the Indian Economic Service of the 1984 batch. He has had a long association with the power sector having worked for more than 22 years in various capacities in the Ministry of Power, the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC), and also the Niti Aayog. He has also served in the Board of the Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) and the Bhartiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Ltd. (BHAVINI). During his stint with the government spanning over three decades, Dr. Dasgupta has also worked in other Ministries/ Departments of the Government of India such as the National Building Organization, Ministry of Urban Development, Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region and the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports.
He holds a Ph.D degree from the Jawaharlal Nehru University and the subject of his dissertation was ‘Power Sector Reforms in India.’ Dr. Dasgupta specializes in areas, such as, electricity laws and regulations, tariff determination, climate change issues, electricity markets and regulatory economics. He is presently engaged as a senior visiting fellow in the Climate Change, Urbanization and Sustainability (CCUS) team at ICRIER.