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Shri Dnyaneshwar M. Mulay Secretary (CPV & OIA)

Shri Dnyaneshwar M. MulayDnyaneshwar Mulay joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1983. He was educated in Kolhapur and Mumbai. His Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from Shivaji University, Kolhapur was followed by Master’s Degree in Personnel Management from Mumbai University. Besides serving at the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi, he has also contributed to work in Indian Missions in Tokyo, Moscow and Port Louis. He served as Minister in Damascus and was India’s longest serving High Commissioner to Male (Maldives) from April 2009 to March 2013. In New Delhi, he did diverse assignments at Ministry of Commerce & Industry and Ministry of Finance and served as Advisor in the Cabinet Secretariat. Ambassador Mulay was Consul General of India in New York from April 23, 2013 to February, 2016. He was promoted to Grade-I of Indian Foreign Service on 5.9.2016 and took charge as Secretary (Consular, Passport, Visa and Overseas Indian Affairs) on 7.11.2016.

He is an award winning writer in Marathi and Hindi, and has contributed several books that have been translated into Arabic, Urdu and Dhivehi. He has keen interest in Education, Environment (particularly water security) and socio-economic issues. His book Maati Pankh Ani Aakaash is a prescribed textbook at North Maharashtra University.

He started several innovative initiatives as Consul General of India in New York. These included a unique outreach programme namely ‘Consulate At Your Doorstep’, the monthly lecture series ‘Media India’ and ‘Swachchh Consulate’ which received commendation from the Ministry of External Affairs.

In his current charge as Secretary (CPV&OIA), Shri Mulay is keen that passport services within India are easily accessible to every Indian citizen and similarly the Indian visa process is made more efficient. With his vast experience in dealing with Indian diaspora, he is working for stronger and deeper engagement with the diaspora.