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Details of official tours of officers of this Department as part of Govt. of India delegation to attend various International Meetings/Conferences etc. for the years 2014 to 2019 (upto 31st March, 2019):

S.No. Name & Designation of the Officer Place of Visit Purpose of the visit Period of Visit Number of people included in the official delegation Total cost of the visit
2019 (upto 31st March, 2019)
1. Shri Sangeet Kumar, Under Secretary (Impex & IC) London, U.K. For attending the IGC and the Grain & Feed Trade Association (Gafta) special seminar on International trade in Africa 29th January, 2019 1 The details of expenditure incurred in are awaited from travelling agency and India Foreign Mission
2. Shri Kamal Datta, Joint Secretary (Impex & IC) Geneva, Switzerland For attending the 90th (Regular) meeting of the WTO Committee on Agriculture (CoA) 25th -27th February, 2019 1 The details of expenditure incurred in are awaited from travelling agency and India Foreign Mission
3. Shri V.C. Sudeesh, Director London, U.K. For attending the meeting of Market Conditions Committee of IGC 8th March, 2019 1 The details of expenditure incurred in are awaited from travelling agency and India Foreign Mission
4. Shri S Jagannathan, Joint Secretary Shri D. K. Gupta, Director (PD) along with members from State Government and NIC Germany For exposure visit to Germany, under FaNS 23rd - 30th March, 2019 8 All cost/ financial expenditure was borne by GIZ, Germany out of the budget provisions under Joint Activity Plan of the Supplementary Agreement between this Department and GIZ, Germany.
2018
1. Shri Subhasish Panda, Joint Secretary (Sugar) Dubai UAE For attending Dubai Sugar Conference, 2018 held at the Grand Hyatt, Dubai, UAE 3 rd to 6 th February, 2018 1 The details of expenditure incurred in are awaited from travelling agency and India Foreign Mission/Embassy abroad
2. Shri RamKrishna Khandelwal, Joint Secretary (Policy & FCI) Geneva, Switzerland For attending the 86th Meeting of the WTO Committee on Agriculture held in Geneva, Switzerland 20-21 February, 2018 1 The details of expenditure incurred in are awaited from travelling agency and India Foreign Mission/Embassy abroad
3. Shri RamKrishna Khandelwal, Joint Secretary (Policy & FCI) Geneva, Switzerland For attending the 86th Meeting of the WTO Committee on Agriculture held in Geneva, Switzerland 20-21 February, 2018 1 The details of expenditure incurred in are awaited from travelling agency and India Foreign Mission/Embassy abroad
Shri Pramod Kumar Tiwarti, Joint Secretary (PD) Bangkok, Thailand For attending the Regional Experience Sharing Workshop: Enhancing evidence based policy dialogue & nutrition impact through Social Protection platform 3rd to 4th May, 2018 1 The details of expenditure incurred in are awaited from travelling agency and India Foreign Mission/Embassy abroad
4. Shri Suresh Kumar Vashishth, Joint Secretary (Sugar & Admn.) Bangladesh To explore possibilities of sugar export 13.05.2018 to 14.05.2018 6 The details of expenditure incurred in are awaited from travelling agency and India Foreign Mission/Embassy abroad
5. Shri Kamal Datta, Joint Secretary (Impex & IC) Geneva, Switzerland To attend 87th meeting of the WTO Committee on Agriculture 13-14th June, 2018 1 The details of expenditure incurred in are awaited from travelling agency and India Foreign Mission/Embassy abroad
6. Shri Nilambuj Sharan, Economic Adviser (NFSA) and Shri R.P. Singh, Executive Director, FCI London UK For attending 47th Session of the International Grain Council(IGC) 18th June, 2018 to 20th June, 2018 2 The details of expenditure incurred in are awaited from travelling agency and India Foreign Mission/Embassy abroad
7. Shri Suresh Kumar Vashishth, Joint Secretary (Sugar & Admn.) and Shri Jitendra Juyal, Under Secretary (Sugar) Ethiopia To attend 53 rd ISO Council Session, 77 th ISO administrative committee and 51 st MECAS 25 th to 28 th June, 2018 3 The details of expenditure incurred in are awaited from travelling agency and India Foreign Mission/Embassy abroad
8. Shri Edwin Kulbhushan Majhi Joint Secretary Indonesia and Malaysia to explore possibilities of sugar export 17.07.2018 to 20.07.2018 13 The details of expenditure incurred in are awaited from travelling agency and India Foreign Mission
9. Shri Ghanshyam Sahu, Director (Sugar) Beijing, China For inclusion in the composite Indian delegation to be led by Shri Sanjay Chadha, Additional Secretary. Department of Commerce for participation in the meetings with Chinese side for the purpose to exports of agricultural and pharma products including sugar 1-2 August, 2018 1 The details of expenditure incurred in are awaited from travelling agency and India Foreign Mission
10. Shri Dhirendra Kumar, Deputy Secretary (impex & IC) and Shri Arun Naik, AD 9Hindi) Mauritius For attending 11th World Hindi Samalen 18-20th August, 2018 2 The details of expenditure incurred in are awaited from travelling agency and India Foreign Mission/Embassy abroad
11. Shri Kamal Datta, Joint Secretary (Impex & IC), Geneva, Switzerland 88th Meeting of the WTO Committee on Agriculture (CoA) 25th -26th September, 2018 1 The details of expenditure incurred in are awaited from travelling agency and India Foreign Mission/Embassy abroad
12. Shri Kamal Datta, Joint Secretary (Impex & IC) Rome, Italy to participate in the 45th Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) scheduled to be held at FAO Headquarters in 15th – 19 October, 2018 1 The details of expenditure incurred in are awaited from travelling agency and India Foreign Mission/Embassy abroad
13. Shri Ravikant, Secretary (F&PD & Shri G.S. Sahu (Director Sugar) Dhaka, Bangladesh To explore possibilities of sugar export 31.10.2018 to 02.11.2018 7 The details of expenditure incurred in are awaited from travelling agency and India Foreign Mission/Embassy abroad
14. Shri Suresh Kumar Vashishth Joint Secretary (Sugar) Shanghai, China For inclusion in the composite Indian delegation to be led by Shri Suresh Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister of Commerce & Industry for participation in China International Import Exposition (CIIE), 2018 to explore the possibilities of export of Sugar 4th -6th November, 2018 1 The details of expenditure incurred in are awaited from travelling agency and India Foreign Mission/Embassy abroad
15. Shri Suresh Kumar Vashishth, Joint Secretary (Sugar) Indonesia For inclusion in the composite Indian delegation to be led by Shri Sanjay Agarwal, Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmer Welfare to explore the possibility of Sugar exports 21-22 November, 2018 8 The details of expenditure incurred in are awaited from travelling agency and India Foreign Mission/Embassy abroad
16. Shri Pramod Kumar Tiwari, Joint Secretary (Policy & FCI), Geneva, Switzerland For attending the 89th (Regular) meeting of the WTO Committee on Agriculture (CoA) 25th to 30th November, 2018 1 The details of expenditure incurred in are awaited from travelling agency and India Foreign Mission/Embassy abroad
17. Shri Asit Halder, Under Secretary (BP) Berlin Germany For inclusion in the joint delegation of MoWCD for attending 40th Session of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for special dietary uses 26th to 30th November, 2018 1 The details of expenditure incurred in are awaited from travelling agency and India Foreign Mission/Embassy abroad
18. Shri Suresh Kr. Vashishth, JS (Sugar) London, U.K. For attending 54th Council Session of International Sugar Organization (ISO) is scheduled to be held from 26-30 November, 2018 at London, UK 1 The details of expenditure incurred in are awaited from travelling agency and India Foreign Mission/Embassy abroad
19. Mrs Manisha Sensarma, Economic Adviser (NFSA) and Mrs. Hema Jaiswal, DS(Finance) Paris, France For attending the 48th Session of IGC 4-5th December, 2018 2 The details of expenditure incurred in are awaited from travelling agency and India Foreign Mission
2017
1. Shri Subhasish Panda, Joint Secretary,(Sugar)Shri Jitender Juyal, US(Sugar) London, U.K. For attending first meeting of working group of International Sugar Organisation (ISO) tasked with the study of the option to calculate the allocation of votes held in London, U.K. 2nd February, 2017 2 Rs.3,01,835/-
2. Shri Subhasish Panda, Joint Secretary,(Sugar)Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav, JTO London, U.K. To meet Officers/representatives of Brazil, Russia, Australia and Mexico on abd to attend the second meeting of working group of International Sugar Organization (ISO) tasked with the study of the option to calculate the allocation of votes to be held in London, U.K. 7-9th March, 2017 2 Rs.3,03,412/-
3. Shri T.K. Manoj Kumar, Joint Secretary (Impex & IC) London, U.K. For attending first meeting of the Selection Committee established by the IGC for selection and appointment of the Executive Director of IGC at IGC’s Office at Canada Square, Canary Wharf London, U.K. 11th April, 2017 1 Rs.1,94,661/-
4. Shri Subhasish Panda, Joint Secretary (Sugar) and Shri Manoj Sharma, US (Sugar) London, U.K. To attend third meeting of working group of International Sugar Organisation (ISO) to consider the proposal for amendment of Article 25 of the International Sugar Agreement (ISA) of 1992 for a new vote distribution mechanism held in London, U.K. 4th May, 2017 2 Rs.3,10,550/-
5. Shri Ramesh Kumar, Under Secretary London, U.K. For attending the 25th Session of International Grain Council (IGC) and IGC Grain Conference 5th and 6th June, 2017 2 Rs,22,884/- (DA)The other details of expenditure incurred in are awaited from travelling agency and India Foreign Mission/Embassy abroad
6. Ms. Preeti Sudan, Secretary(F&PDShri G.S. Sahu, Chief Director (Sugar) Sal Salvador, El-Salvador To participate in 51st Council Session of International Sugar Organisation (ISO) 74th ISO Administrative Committee and 49th MECAS in the capacity of a member country 20th to 23rd June, 2017 3 Rs.10,14,327/-
7. Ms. Preeti Sudan, Secretary (F&PD) Republic of Indonesia, Jakarta Invitation received from Ministry of Social Affairs of Republic of Indonesia for attending the workshop on Digitizing Social Assistance (G2P) Programme as speaker at Jakarta, Indonesia. 24th August, 2017 1 All expenses were met by the ministry of Social Affairs of Republic of Indonesia
8. Ms. Preeti Sudan, Secretary (Food & Public Distribution) and Shri Nilambuj Sharan, Economic Adviser (NFSA), Rome, Italy For attending 44th Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) scheduled to be held at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy 9th -13th October, 2017 2 The details of expenditure incurred in are awaited from travelling agency and India Foreign Mission/Embassy abroad
9. Shri Ram Krishna Khandelwal, Joint Secretary (Policy & FCI) Geneva, Switzerland For attending the meeting of the WTO Committee on Agriculture (Special Session) on in Geneva, Switzerland 17-20 October, 2017 2 The details of expenditure incurred in are awaited from travelling agency and India Foreign Mission/Embassy abroad
10. Shri Kamal Datta, Joint Secretary Brussels, Belgium For Attending the 46th Session, Seminar of IGC 4-6 November, 2017 1 The details of actual expenditure incurred are awaited from travelling agency and India Foreign Mission/Embassy abroad
11. Shri Subhasish Panda, Joint Secretary (Sugar) Ms. Anu George, Director of Sugar, Govt. of Tamil NaduAnd Shri Jitender Juyal, Under Secretary (SP), Department of Food and Public Distribution London, U.K. For attending the 52nd Council Session of International Sugar Organization (ISO) held in London, U.K. from (excluding journey time 27th November, 2017 to 1st December, 2017 3 The details of actual expenditure incurred are awaited from travelling agency and India Foreign Mission/Embassy abroad
12. Shri KMS Khalsa, Deputy Secretary Berlin, Germany To lead MoWCD delegation for attending 39th Session of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for special dietary uses 4-8 December, 2017 4 The details of actual expenditure incurred are awaited from travelling agency and India Foreign Mission/Embassy abroad
2016
1. Shri Deepak Kumar Joint Secretary Brazil Visit of a Govt. of India seven member delegation of mid-level managers for exposure visit to Brazil from 17th January, 2016 to 24th January, 2016 17th January, 2016 to 24th January, 2016 3 All expenditure incurred on the visit was incurred by the Food and Nutrition Security, Enhanced Resillience (FaNS), GIZ.
2. Shri Prashant Trivedi, Joint Secretary Turkey To attend 49th International Sugar Council Session held in Turkey 24th to 27th May, 2016 4 Rs.6,07.408/- (Approx.)
3. Shri T.K. Manoj Kumar, Joint Secretary U.K. For attending the 43rd Session of International Grains Council(IGC) and 25th IGC Grain Conference held in London, U.K 13th June, 2016 and 14th June, 2016 2 Rs.91,249/-
4. Shri Deepak Kumar, Joint Secretary and Shri Subhasish Panda, Joint Secretary Manila Philippines For attending the Food Security Forum ADB Headquarters 22-24, June, 2016 2 All expenses relating to visit and lodging in respect of visiting faculties was incurred by the ADB
5. Shri Narinder Kumar,ASO and Shri Nand Lal, ASO Dhaka, Bangladesh For attending SAARC Food Bank Information System & the Orientation Programme in SAARC Agriculture Centre (SAC), Dhaka, Bangladesh 8-11 August, 2016 39,094(Air Travel)
6. Shri T.K Manoj Kumar, Joint Secretary Kathmandu, Nepal To attend the Ninth Meeting of the SAARC Food Bank Board(SFB) scheduled during 21-22nd September, 2016 1 Rs,8,887/-[Rs.4,835(DA)+ Rs.3,042/-The details of expenditure incurred on Air Travel and is awaited.]
7. Shri Suresh Kumar Vashishth, Joint Secretary London,U.K. For attending the Administrative Committee meeting of the International Grains Council 11th October, 2016 1 Rs.2,12,303/-
8. Shri Nand Kishore Kashmira, Director Singapore For Singapore-Cooperation Programme Training Award (SCPTA) –Course on "Building Food Security” in Singapore. 17th to 21st October, 2016 1 Rs. 58,913/(Approx.)
9. Ms. Vrinda Sarup, Secretary Rome, Itlay 43rd Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) held at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy 17-21st October, 2016 1 1,96,525(Air Travel)721(TA)
10. Ms. Vrinda Sarup, Secretary Shri Ghanshyam Sahu, CD Sugar London, U.K. To attend 25th Seminar of International Sugar Organisation (ISO) to be held in London, U.K. 28th November, 2016- 2nd December, 2016 4 Rs.4,49,136/-
11. Shri Dhirendra Kumar Deputy Secretary London, U.K. 44th Session of the International Grains Council held on 5th December, 2016 in London, U.K 5th December, 2016 2 38,961+ 1,711(Air Travel+TA DA Advance)
12. Shri Jitender Juyal, Under Secretary Thailand Deputation to attend the 29th Congress of International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists (ISSCT) at Chiang Mai, 5-8 December, 2016 1 Entire expenditure incurred on the visit was borne by the Sugar Technologists Association of India (STAI)
2015
1. Shri Deepak Kumar, Joint Secretary Rome, Italy To attend 39th Session of the FAO Conference held at FAO Headquarters in Rome as part of an Indian delegation led by Hon’ble Agriculture Minister 6th -13th June, 2015 1 Rs.1,73, 989/-
2. Shri Ghanshyam SahuDeputy Secretary Antigua, Guatemala To attend 47th Council Session of International Sugar Organization (ISO) and associated events held in Antigua, Guatemala 22nd -25th June, 2015 1 Rs.13,30,057/-Rs.41,895/-
3. Ms. Nihirka Barik Singh, Joint Secretary Bangkok, Thailand To participate in an Expert Consultation on Reducing Food Loss and Food Waste in Asia and the Pacific Region: From Advocacy to Action 6th -7th July, 2015 1 All expenditure were borne/spent by FAO-RAP
4. Shri Prashant Trivedi, Joint Secretary Jakarta, Indonesia As part of a Govt. of India delegation under Deptt. of Commerce to discuss issues related with sugar export with Indonesia 27th -28th August, 2015 1 Rs.2,32,849/-
5. Ms. Nihirka Barik Singh, Joint Secretary Maale, Maldives To attend in the eighth Meeting of the SAARC Food Bank Board(SFB) 2nd Sept.,2015 Rs.5,710/-
6. Ms. Vrinda Sarup, Secretary (F&PD Rome Italy To participate in the 42nd Session of the Committee on World Food Security(CFS) scheduled to be held at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy 12th-15th October, 2015 1 Rs.6,68,237/-
7. Shri Prashant Trivedi, Joint Secretary and Shri Manoj Sharma, Under Secretary London, U.K. To attend 24th Seminar and 48th Council Session of International Sugar Organisation 17th 20th November, 2015 2 Rs.1,87,271/-
8. Shri Subhsish Panda, Joint Secretary Buenos Aires, Argentina 42nd Council Session of IGC and IGC Grains Forum, 2015 in Buenos Aires, Argentina 30th November, 2nd December, 2015 2 Rs.7,98,545/-
2014
1. Shri Ajai Saxena, Joint Secretary Melbourne, Australia To participate in Customized training programme on "Advanced Leadership Programme” organized by Australia New Zealand School of Government(ANZSOG) at Melbourne, Australia 16th -21st February, 2014 1 Rs.4,465/-(All other expr. are borne by training Division of DOP&T)
2. Shri Sudhir Kumar, Secretary(F&PD) London, U.K. To attend the customized training programme on "Leadership and Strategic Thinking” at Cambridge University, U.K. From 21st to 26th September, 2014 1 Rs.785/-(All other expr. are borne by training Division of DOP&T
3. Shri Deepak Kumar, Joint Secretary Rome, Italy Visit to attend the 41st session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) held in FAO Hqr., Rome, Italy From 13th to 18th October, 2014 2 Rs.1,31,266/-(*)
4. Shri Nilambuj Sharan, Director, NFSA Rome, Italy Visit to attend the 41st session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) held in FAO Hqr., Rome, Italy From 13th to 18th October, 2014 2 Rs.1,73,870/-(*)
5. Shri G.S. Sahu, Chief Director(Sugar) London, U.K. To attend 44th MECAS/67th Administrative Committee/ 23rd seminar of ISO and International Sugar Council Session held in London, U.K. From 25th to 28th November, 2014 1 Rs.81,843/-(*)

(*)N.B.- Information on expenditure details is awaited from concerned Mission/Embassies.