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KVIC’s VK Saxena Becomes Lieutenant Governor (LG) of Delhi

He is a well-known name in the Indian Corporate and Social sector with over three decades of vast experience. And his tenure at KVIC is known as the golden period for Khadi and employment generation initiatives among rural sector.

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Mr Vinai Kumar Saxena, currently the Chairman of Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC), who made KVIC the best performing government institution in the country, has been appointed as new Lieutenant Governor (LG) of Delhi replacing Shri Anil Baijal. He is the first corporate man ever selected for such gubernatorial post. He is a well-known name in the Indian Corporate and Social sector with over three decades of vast experience. Born in an educated and reputed kayastha family of Uttar Pradesh, Mr Saxena graduated from Kanpur University in 1981 and holds a Pilot Licence. Mr Saxena’s leadership abilities on a diverse range of social and corporate matters fusioned with technical, legal, social and cultural skills make him a philanthropist in vision and corporate scientist in action.

Mr Saxena started his career in 1984 as an Assistant Officer in Rajasthan with JK Group. After working for 11 years in different capacities with its White Cement plant, he was elevated in 1995 as General Manager to look after the proposed Port Project in Gujarat. He then rapidly rose to become the CEO and later elevated as Director of the Dholera Port Project. He founded a widely acclaimed NGO, namely National Council for Civil Liberties (NCCL) in 1991 with its headquarters at Ahmedabad.

 NCCL posed a stiff opposition, legally and socially to the opponents of the Sardar Sarovar Project (SSP)   on Narmada Valley, which was the life line of Gujarat.

In October 2015, Mr Saxena was appointed as the Chairman of KVIC where he explored the untapped streams of Khadi and Village industry sectors and first time implemented many innovative employment-generation schemes like ‘Honey Mission’, ‘Kumhaar Sashaktikaran Yojana’ and ‘Leather Artisans’ Empowerment Scheme’ that won accolades from all quarters. Under his leadership, the turnover of KVIC grew by a massive 248% while a massive 40 lakh new employment were created in just 7 years. It was during the tenure of Mr Saxena, that KVIC, for the first time, clocked a historic turnover of Rs 1.15 lakh crore in 2021-22, the highest by KVIC and any FMCG company in India so far. Mr Saxena, thus, played a pivotal role in establishing Khadi as a global brand.

In recognition of his sharp social, cultural, political and administrative acumen, the government of India nominated Mr Saxena to several prestigious committees and panels.

On 5th March 2021, Mr Saxena was appointed as one a Member of the National Committee to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of India’s Independence. In November 2020, Mr Saxena was nominated as a Member of the High Powered Padma Awards Selection Committee for the year 2021. From 2016 to 2022, Mr Saxena was nominated every year as a Member of the ‘Empowered Committee’ for evaluation of “Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration”.

 On 9th September 2020, Mr Saxena was nominated as a Member of the “Governing  Council” of prestigious “Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). On March 18, 2019, the Hon’ble President of India, in his capacity as Visitor of the University, nominated Mr Saxena as a “Member of University Court” of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).

During his six-decade-journey so far, Mr Saxena has also won several awards for his accomplishments.

In May 2008, he won International Felicitation by United Nations Decade of Sustainable Development (UNDESD) in association with UNESCO, UNICEF and UNDP for “Outstanding Contribution to Environment Protection and Water Security” in Gujarat.

In May 2007, Mr Saxena’s NGO – NCCL won the prestigious UN-HABITAT supported Dubai International Award for Best Practices for its unique project “Mission ENDURE” to reduce dust pollution in Ahmedabad City.

Mr Vinai Kumar Saxena, currently the Chairman of Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC), is a well-known name in the Indian Corporate and Social sector with over three decades of vast experience. Born in an educated and reputed kayastha family in  district of Uttar Pradesh, Mr Saxena graduated from Kanpur University in 1981 and holds a Pilot Licence. Mr Saxena’s leadership abilities on a diverse range of social and corporate matters fusioned with technical, legal, social and cultural skills make him a philanthropist in vision and corporate scientist in action.

Mr Saxena started his career as an Assistant Officer in Rajasthan with JK Group. After working for 11 years in different capacities with its White Cement plant, he was elevated in 1995 as General Manager to look after the proposed Port Project in Gujarat. He then rapidly rose to become the CEO and later elevated as Director of the Dholera Port Project. He founded a widely acclaimed NGO, namely National Council for Civil Liberties (NCCL) in 1991 with its headquarters at Ahmedabad. NCCL posed a stiff opposition to the opponents of the Sardar Sarovar Project (SSP) and several other hydro projects on Narmada Valley.

In October 2015, Mr Saxena was appointed as the Chairman of KVIC where he explored the untapped streams of Khadi and Village industry sectors and implemented many innovative employment-generation schemes like ‘Honey Mission’, ‘Kumhaar Sashaktikaran Yojana’ and ‘Leather Artisans’ Empowerment Scheme’ that won accolades from all quarters. Under his leadership, the turnover of KVIC grew by a massive 248% while a massive 40 lakh new employment were created in just 7 years. It was during the tenure of Mr Saxena, that KVIC, for the first time, clocked a historic turnover of Rs 1.15 lakh crore in 2021-22, the highest by KVIC and any FMCG company in India so far. Mr Saxena, thus, played a pivotal role in establishing Khadi as a global brand.

 KVIC Chairman Shri Vinai Kumar Saxena Appointed as the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi

Mr Vinai Kumar Saxena, currently the Chairman of Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC), who made KVIC the best performing government institution in the country, has been appointed as new Lieutenant Governor (LG) of Delhi replacing Shri Anil Baijal. He is the first corporate man ever selected for such gubernatorial post. He is a well-known name in the Indian Corporate and Social sector with over three decades of vast experience. Born in an educated and reputed kayastha family of Uttar Pradesh, Mr Saxena graduated from Kanpur University in 1981 and holds a Pilot Licence. Mr Saxena’s leadership abilities on a diverse range of social and corporate matters fusioned with technical, legal, social and cultural skills make him a philanthropist in vision and corporate scientist in action.

Mr Saxena started his career in 1984 as an Assistant Officer in Rajasthan with JK Group. After working for 11 years in different capacities with its White Cement plant, he was elevated in 1995 as General Manager to look after the proposed Port Project in Gujarat. He then rapidly rose to become the CEO and later elevated as Director of the Dholera Port Project. He founded a widely acclaimed NGO, namely National Council for Civil Liberties (NCCL) in 1991 with its headquarters at Ahmedabad.

 NCCL posed a stiff opposition, legally and socially to the opponents of the Sardar Sarovar Project (SSP)   on Narmada Valley, which was the life line of Gujarat.

In October 2015, Mr Saxena was appointed as the Chairman of KVIC where he explored the untapped streams of Khadi and Village industry sectors and first time implemented many innovative employment-generation schemes like ‘Honey Mission’, ‘Kumhaar Sashaktikaran Yojana’ and ‘Leather Artisans’ Empowerment Scheme’ that won accolades from all quarters. Under his leadership, the turnover of KVIC grew by a massive 248% while a massive 40 lakh new employment were created in just 7 years. It was during the tenure of Mr Saxena, that KVIC, for the first time, clocked a historic turnover of Rs 1.15 lakh crore in 2021-22, the highest by KVIC and any FMCG company in India so far. Mr Saxena, thus, played a pivotal role in establishing Khadi as a global brand.

In recognition of his sharp social, cultural, political and administrative acumen, the government of India nominated Mr Saxena to several prestigious committees and panels.

On 5th March 2021, Mr Saxena was appointed as one a Member of the National Committee to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of India’s Independence. In November 2020, Mr Saxena was nominated as a Member of the High Powered Padma Awards Selection Committee for the year 2021. From 2016 to 2022, Mr Saxena was nominated every year as a Member of the ‘Empowered Committee’ for evaluation of “Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration”.

 On 9th September 2020, Mr Saxena was nominated as a Member of the “Governing  Council” of prestigious “Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). On March 18, 2019, the Hon’ble President of India, in his capacity as Visitor of the University, nominated Mr Saxena as a “Member of University Court” of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).

During his six-decade-journey so far, Mr Saxena has also won several awards for his accomplishments.

In May 2008, he won International Felicitation by United Nations Decade of Sustainable Development (UNDESD) in association with UNESCO, UNICEF and UNDP for “Outstanding Contribution to Environment Protection and Water Security” in Gujarat.

In May 2007, Mr Saxena’s NGO – NCCL won the prestigious UN-HABITAT supported Dubai International Award for Best Practices for its unique project “Mission ENDURE” to reduce dust pollution in Ahmedabad City.

Mr Vinai Kumar Saxena, currently the Chairman of Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC), is a well-known name in the Indian Corporate and Social sector with over three decades of vast experience. Born in an educated and reputed kayastha family in  district of Uttar Pradesh, Mr Saxena graduated from Kanpur University in 1981 and holds a Pilot Licence. Mr Saxena’s leadership abilities on a diverse range of social and corporate matters fusioned with technical, legal, social and cultural skills make him a philanthropist in vision and corporate scientist in action.

VK Saxena, KVIC, Faiz Askari
Shri VK Saxena of KVIC getting the SMEStreet GameChangers Award 2020 from Shri Faiz Askari Founder of SMEStreet

VK Saxena named as the winner of SMEStreet GameChangers Award in 2020

Vinai K Saxena, SMESTreet GameCHangers, KVIC, SMEStreet, Faiz Askari,For his work in enabling rural level employment and sustainable socio-economic development Shri VK Saxena, in 2020, received SMEStreet GameChangers Award 2020.

Mr Saxena started his career as an Assistant Officer in Rajasthan with JK Group. After working for 11 years in different capacities with its White Cement plant, he was elevated in 1995 as General Manager to look after the proposed Port Project in Gujarat. He then rapidly rose to become the CEO and later elevated as Director of the Dholera Port Project. He founded a widely acclaimed NGO, namely National Council for Civil Liberties (NCCL) in 1991 with its headquarters at Ahmedabad. NCCL posed a stiff opposition to the opponents of the Sardar Sarovar Project (SSP) and several other hydro projects on Narmada Valley.

Vinai K Saxena, SMESTreet GameCHangers, KVIC, SMEStreet, Faiz Askari,
Vinai K Saxena Chairman of KVIC gets SMEStreet GameChnagers Award. 

In October 2015, Mr Saxena was appointed as the Chairman of KVIC where he explored the untapped streams of Khadi and Village industry sectors and implemented many innovative employment-generation schemes like ‘Honey Mission’, ‘Kumhaar Sashaktikaran Yojana’ and ‘Leather Artisans’ Empowerment Scheme’ that won accolades from all quarters. Under his leadership, the turnover of KVIC grew by a massive 248% while a massive 40 lakh new employment were created in just 7 years. It was during the tenure of Mr Saxena, that KVIC, for the first time, clocked a historic turnover of Rs 1.15 lakh crore in 2021-22, the highest by KVIC and any FMCG company in India so far. Mr Saxena, thus, played a pivotal role in establishing Khadi as a global brand.

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