Management Profile Details

Curriculum Vitae

img Shri. Pradeep Singh Kharola , IAS, ( 1985 Karnataka Cadre) . Managing Director, from GoK
Shri. Pradeep Singh Kharola
Date of Birth
15th Sep. 1961
IAS (1985) Karnataka Cadre
Official Address Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd
3rd Floor, BMTC Complex
K.H.Road, Shanthinagar
Bangalore 560 027
Telephone No 91-80-22969202,22969203 (office)
Email: md@bmrc.co.in
Academic Qualifications:
Degree Subject Year Name of Institute Remarks
1 Masters in Development Management Development Management 2005 Asian Institute of Management; Manila Philippines Passed with Distinction
2 Master of Technology Industrial Engineering 1984 Indian Institute of Technology; New Delhi India Secured a CGPA of 10.00 out of a maximum of 10.00
3 Bachelor of Engineering Mechanical Engineering 1982 University of Indore, India Passed with Distinction
4 Diploma in Management Management 1994 All India Management Association; New Delhi
5 PhD Public Transport Systems 2014 Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi,  
Work Experience (Assignments held)
Sl..No Designation Period Nature of Job
1 Assistant Commissioner, Haveri and additional charge as Commissioner of Ranebennur City Municipal Council 1987-89 General regulatory and developmental administration. Supervision over the functioning of City Municipalities
2 Commissioner, Mysore City Corporation 1989-90 Municipal Administration
3 Deputy Commissioner Commercial Taxes(Intelligence) Bangalore 1990-1992 Tax administration
4 Deputy Commissioner, Dakshin Kannada District. 1992-93 General Regulatory and Developmental administration. Supervision over the City Municipal Council.
5 Additional Director of Industries(SSI)Bangalore 1993-1995 Industrial Development
6 . Deputy Commissioner, Belgaum District. 1995-1997 General regulatory and developmental administration. Supervision over the functioning of City Municipalities
7 Managing Director, Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation 1997-2001 Urban Transport
8 Director, Department of Tourism. Government of India. New Delhi 2001-2004 Tourism development
9 Further Studies. Master of Development Management (MDM) 2004-2005 Asian Institute of Management; Manila, The Philippines
10 Director, Department of Women and Child Development; Govt. of India May 2005 -Dec. 2005 Child development
11 Joint Secretary, Government of India; Administrative Reforms Commission Dec. 2005- Mar. 2009 Governance Reforms
12 Commissioner of Commercial Taxes; Government of Karnataka July 2009-June 2012 Tax Administration
13 Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister of Karnataka August 2012 to May 2013 Policy formulation at the apex level
14 Chairman, Karnataka Urban Infrastructure Development and Finance Corporation May 2013 to Aug 2013 Urban Development Financing
Experience in Urban Governance
a. Worked as Commissioner of Ranebennur City Municipal Council 1987-88: Ranebennur was a city with a population of about 100,000. The Commissioner is the Chief Executive of the City Government and helps the elected council in policy formulation and oversees their implementation. The basic function of the municipal body is to provide civic amenities to the citizens.
b. Worked as Commissioner of Mysore City Corporation-1989-90: Mysore city at that time had a population of about 0.5 million. The Commissioner is the Chief Executive of the City Government supervising over a staff of about 1500. The basic function of the Mysore City Corporation was to provide civic amenities to the citizens.
c. Supervised the functions of several urban local bodies as Deputy Commissioner of a district in Karnataka state 1992-93 and 1994-1996: The Deputy Commissioner is the administrative head of a district. A district has an area of 10,000 sq. km and a population of 2 to 3 million. Each district has several cities each administered by an urban local body. One of the tasks of the Deputy Commissioner is to supervise the working of all these municipal bodies.
Experience in Urban Public Transport:
a. Worked as the Managing Director of the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) 1997-2001: The Managing Director is the Chief Executive of the transport company. Bangalore city, then had a population of 5 million. BMTC provided the backbone of public transport system in the city with a fleet strength of 2200 buses operated by a staff of about 15,000. The BMTC was transformed from a loss making entity with poor quality of service to a profit making company providing a good quality service.
Experience in Policy Making
a As Director in the Ministry of Tourism in the Government of India, helped the government in formulating policies for tourism administration and development. (2001-2004)
b As Joint Secretary of the National Administrative Reforms Commission helped in making reports to reform the administrative system in the country.(2005-2009)
c As Commissioner of Commercial Taxes helped the government in formulating tax policies and also overseeing the tax administration. (2009-2012)
d As Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister of Karnataka provided inputs for policy formulation at the apex level. The Chief Minister is the elected executive head of the state government. My role was to aid and advice the Chief Minister in Governing the State of Karnataka (Sixth Largest state in India). 2012-1013.
Major Achievements and Awards in the Career
a Made the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) the only one making profits in the country..
b Won the National Award for e-Governance. (2012)
c Won the Prime Minister's Award for Excellence in Public Administration. (2013)

Research Publications

1 Kharola, P., and G. Tiwari 2008, "Urban Public Transport Systems: Are the Taxation Policies Congenial for Their Survival and Growth?". Economic and Political Weekly. Vol XLIII No. 41, 41-47. 2008
2 Kharola, P.S., Geetam Tiwari, and Dinesh Mohan 2010 "Traffic Safety and City Public Transport System: Case Study of Bengaluru, India". Journal of Public Transportation, Vol. 13, No. 4, (Published by University of South Florida, USA) 2010
3 Kharola, P.S. "Reforms in the public transport - a systems approach", in X. Godard and I. Fatonzoun, ed., Urban Mobility for All, Procedings of CODATU X Conference, Lomé (Togo), 12-15 November 2002, A.A. Balkema Publishers, Lisse, 2002. 2002
4 Kharola, P.S. and Gopalkrishna, B.. (2000). Public Sector private sector partnership. The immediate solution to problems of Urban Transport. . Urban Transportation and Environment: Proceedings of the International Conference CODATU IX, held Mexico City 11-14 April 2000. 617-623 2000
5 Kharola, P.S. 2008, "Financing Urban Public Transport". Urban Transport Journal. 7:2, 70-83 2008
6 Kharola, P.S. (2002). Reforms in Public Transport-the Need of the Hour. Proceedings of the National Conference on Transportation Systems (NCTS). IIT Delhi. 2002. 2002
7 Kharola, P.S. (December 2000). The turn Around Strategy for Management of Urban Bus Transport System. Urban Transport Journal, India. 1 (2), 2000
8 . Kharola, P.S.. (July 2000). Evolving a Transparent Procedure for Recruitment of Drivers. Indian Journal of Transport Management. 24 (7) 2000
9 Kharola, P.S.. (January 2001). Reducing the cost of Revenue Collection: an option available to the STUs. Indian Journal of Transport Management. 25 (1). 2001
10 Prem Vrat and Kharola, P.S. (1985). A Joint Optimisation Model for Inventory and Manpower Planning for recoverable items (in a bus company). Proceedings. 1985 ASME International. Computers in Engineering Conference. Aug.4-8-1985. Boston, Massachussets. USA. 3, 69-73. (Emphasis supplied) 1985
11 Kharola, P.S. and Prem Vrat. (1986). Maintenance Manpower and Inventory Planning in a Two Level Repair Inventory System (in a bus company): An integrated Approach. ; Maintenance Management International, Elsevir. 6 , 153-165. (Emphasis supplied) 1986
12 Kharola, P.S. and Gopalkrishna, B. and Prakash, D.C.. (June 2001). Monitoring Public Buses with GPS and GIS. GIM International; The Netherlands. 15 (6), 2001
13 Kharola, P.S. The High Capacity Urban Bus: Pre-requisites and Advantages. Proceedings of Annual Congress India's Urban Transport-Vision 2050; Institute of Urban Transport, New Delhi 2005
14. Kharola, P.S. (July-September 2001). 4. Monitoring Punctuality through Radio Frequency Method. Indian Journal of Transport Management. 25 2001
15 . Kharola, P.S., Gopalkrishna, B. And Sonala G Naik (1998). Hiring of Private Buses- the Floating Rate Concept. Indian Journal of Transport Management. 22 (10) 1998
16 Anaysis of Urban Transport Regime in India -Submitted to the Economic and Political Weekly. Not yet published
Contact details :
Email: md@bmrc.co.in
Phone: 91-80-22969202,22969203