Mr. M F Farooqui
Mr. M F Farooqui is a 1978 Tamil Nadu cadre IAS officer and holds a Master’s degree in Physics and Business Administration. He retired as Secretary, Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and Chairman, Telecom Commission in June 2014.
During his tenure, he served as the Secretary in the Department of Heavy Industry, Government of India. He also played a key role of increasing the footprint in the industry sector as Principal Secretary, Department of Industry while he served in the Government of Tamil Nadu.
Mr. Farooqui also served as Special Secretary in the Ministry of Environment and Forests, and was instrumental in shaping up critical environmental and climate change policies in the Ministry.
During his career, he worked as Joint Secretary in the Department of Economic Affairs, as part of the Indian Government’s Ministry of Finance. In the mid-nineties, he worked as the Consul General of India in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He has also worked as Chief Executive and Member secretary in the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA).