Laxmi Narayan Gupta IAS (Odisha 1986) who is presently posted as Joint Secretary, Oil Industry Development Board (OIDB), Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas is return to the parent Odisha cadre after completion of central deputation tenure.
Shri Gupta has served in the Government of Orissa as Sub-Collector-Deogarh in 1988-90, Project Officer-DRDA, to the Government of India- Department of Personnel and Training, Vice Chairman of Bhubaneswar Development Authority, Administrator-Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation, Revenue Development Commissioner (Central)- Cuttack, Chairman and Managing Director – Orissa Managing Director – Orissa Hydro Power Corporation and Resident Commissioner – Government of Orissa, New Delhi. Shri Gupta has been an Additional Director of Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd. since June 25, 2008. He serves as a Director of Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Ltd. . Shri Gupta served as a Director of Engineers India Ltd. since June 24, 2008 until August 3, 2012. Shri Gupta has an MBA from Birmingham University and is M.A (Economics).