Ajay Kumar Bhalla, IAS, is the Secretary of Ministry of Power in the Government of India. He was the director General of Foreign Trade prior to joining the Ministry of Power. He had also held the post of Additional Secretary at the Department of Commerce. Prior to this assignment Mr. Bhalla worked as Joint Secretary, in the Ministry of Coal, Govt. of India. He holds an MBA from University of Queensland, Brisbane, an MSc. in Botany from University of Delhi, and and M.Phil in Social Sciences, from Punjab University.