• #IAPH2023
  • 31 October – 2 November 2023 | Abu Dhabi, UAE

Rajiv Jalota

Mumbai Port Authority / Indian Ports Association


Rajiv Jalota is a Master of Science in Chemistry from Lucknow University. He joined Indian Administrative Service in 1988 and his currently working in the rank of Secretary to GoI. Rajiv belongs to Maharashtra cadre of IAS and worked as CEO of Zilla Parishad, Osmanabad; District Collector of Yavatmal and Latur districts in his initial years. While in service Rajiv completed his Maters in International Development Policy from Duke University, USA.

On his return from USA, Rajiv worked as Managing Director, SICOM followed by a full stint as Chief Executive Officer of Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC). He also served as Commissioner of Employment and Self Employment of Maharashtra State, before joining the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai as Additional Municipal Commissioner (Projects). In the Municipal Corporation Rajiv handled Finance and Budget, Slum Sanitation Water Supply and Sewerage Management and Assessment and Collection Department. He introduced the Capital Value System in Property Tax in Mumbai. Rajiv worked as Commissioner, Sales Tax for Maharashtra from January 2015, and was part of National Law and Policy making process of GST till he demitted office. He successfully implemented GST in Maharashtra State. Rajiv was awarded with the PM Award for excellence in Public Administration in 2017 as part of a group, which worked for bringing GST to reality. Rajiv had tenure of more than five years in GST. He was also responsible for managing the Corona Control Room of Maharashtra State. He was heading the Higher and Technical Education department of Maharashtra State, wherein he was involved in preparing the Implementation Plan of National Education Policy 2020 before joining the Mumbai Port Authority. Presently, he is Chairperson of Mumbai Port Authority and Indian Ports Association. Rajiv is instrumental in developing the largest International Cruise Terminal of the country at Mumbai Port, chairing a Committee for enhancing and improving Urban Water Transport in Mumbai Harbour and representing India in the Quad Shipping Task Force.

Sessions With Rajiv Jalota

Wednesday, 1 November

Thursday, 2 November

  • 09:45am - 10:30am (GST) / 02/nov/2023 05:45 am - 02/nov/2023 06:30 am

    Panel: New Business Models and Governance Configurations for Port Authorities

    The World Bank is in the process of reforming its well-known Port Reform Toolkit, which has been used by countries and their ports to establish what is now seen as the standard private-public concessioning model of a landlord port. Since then, energy transition, accelerated digitalization and the need for greater resilience to shocks as well as port community demands for port authorities to act as community builders challenge that model. In this session delegates will get an insight into the new World Bank Port Reform Toolkit in the making and how this will support future-proof port governance in practice.