Fighting against POLLUTION to Save Environment

DR. V. RAJAGOPALAN,
JOINT SECRETARY
Ministry of Environment & Forests Government of India Paryavaran Bhavan’, C.G.O.Complex,
Lodi Road, New Delhi – 110 003
E-mail : raja-g@mail.nic.in
Telefax : 011-2436 1760


TO WHOMSOEVER IT MAY CONCERN

This is to certify that I know Dr. D.B. Boralkar, Senior Scientist & Assistant Secretary in CPCB. He has been associated with this Ministry in several activities since 1996 concerning implementation of Regulations of Hazardous Wastes Management and Basel Convention on Control of Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and their disposal. He has made significant contributions on the subject as Member of various Expert Committees setup by this Ministry and also attended meetings of the Basel Convention (Technical Working Group and Conference of Parties) as a Member of Indian Delegation.

I find Dr. Boralkar a very sincere, bright and hard working person. With his experience in the field of environment protection and pollution control at the State and Central levels and also in view of his participation in important international conferences and meetings, Dr. Boralkar would be an asset to the any organisation dealing with the subject of Environmental Science/Protection.

To the best of my knowledge, Dr. Boralkar bears a good moral character.

(V. RAJAGOPALAN)




Dr. B. SENGUPTA
Member
Secretary

CENTRAL POLLUTION CONTROL BOARD
(Govt. of India Organisation)
Ministry of Environment & Forests
Phone : 2217078, 2431655


TO WHOMSOEVER IT MAY CONCERN

This is to certify that I know Dr. D.B. Boralkar since last more than two decades when he joined CPCB. His first posting was under me while he worked for about five years in the air pollution control division. During this period he was involved in setting up of laboratory & air monitoring stations, measurement of air pollution in stack as well as ambient air and studies of air pollution impacts on vegetation.

In 1987 Dr. Boralkar was posted in our Office at Goa where he was incharge of Board’s laboratory and also responsible for enforcement of air pollution control regulations in UT of Goa, Diu & Daman and UT Dadra & Nagar Haveli. Subsequent to the formation of Goa State, office was was shifted to Baroda and elevated as Western Zonal Office responsible for coordination of activities of State Boards of Gujarat & Maharashtra and implementation of regulations in UT Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli. Dr. Boralkar was incharge of western zonal laboratory and among other things he was coordinator of western zone task force for implementation of standards in thermal power plants and cement industries.

In 1991 Dr. Boralkar was transferred to Head Office where he worked in pollution control planning and coordination division where he was responsible for activities of parliamentary committees/questions, planning of World Bank Project on industrial pollution control and implementation of ECOMARK scheme. His contribution in the ECOMARK scheme was appreciated by the Board.

During 1993 to 1996 at the request of Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB), Dr. Boralkar was on deputation to MPCB where he was incharge of the Central Laboratory and responsible for implementation of World Bank Project in the MPCB. The existing Central and Regional Laboratories were strengthened and new Regional Laboratories at Nasik and Pune were set up during his tenure. His work in preparation of Annual Action Plan in MPCB was appreciated by the Maharashtra Board in 1994.

On return from MPCB in 1996, Dr. Boralkar was entrusted with the duties of the post of Assistant Secretary which he is discharging for the last 7 years. He is responsible for corporate affairs and Board meetings, Coordination with SPCBs, NGO activities, public complaints, Estate section and hazardous waste management. .

Dr. Boralkar has 26 years of experience in the field of pollution control, survey, assessment and monitoring. He has published several research papers in national and international journals and has attended training programmes in India and abroad. Since 1997, he is attending Technical Working Group (TWG) and CoP meetings of the Basel Convention as member of Indian Delegation deputed by the Ministry of Environment & Forests.

To the best of my knowledge, Dr. Boralkar bears good moral character. He has ability to provide effective leadership and he maintains very good cordial relations with colleagues. In view of the educational qualifications (he is Ph.D. from Mumbai University in 1979 on the topic of air pollution impacts on plants), experience in the field of environment protection in the State, Central and International level, Dr. Boralkar would be a deserving candidate for the post of senior level management position in State Pollution Control Board. Activities of SPCB are essentially science and technology based and leadership is required to provide guidance to the scientists and engineers of the Board in various fields such as water pollution, air pollution, noise pollution, hazardous waste management, hazardous chemicals management, municipal solid wastes, bio-medical wastes, development of infrastructure laboratories, etc.

I find Dr. D.B. Boralkar suitable for senior level management position in State Pollution Control Board possessing ability to provide effective leadership

(B. SENGUPTA)



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