Between 2004 and 2006, Dr. Chatterjee was the Principal Secretary to the Government of Orissa for Steel and Mines. In that capacity, he was part of the core negotiating team for the single biggest FDI in Indian history – the POSCO Steel Project. He also successfully negotiated and signed MOUs for some of the biggest Steel, Aluminium, and Mining Projects in the country.
He has worked in various assignments related to the energy and power sector – specifically in Industries, Coal, Mining, Steel, and Land issues.
With respect to industries, he worked closely with the Industrial Development Corporation of Orissa in the allocation of power, land and other infrastructure to the various mega industries that were being set up.
With respect to steel and mining, he was primarily responsible not only for the POSCO project but also for negotiating mega projects that were being set up by groups such as JSPL, Jindal Stainless, Vedanta, Arcelor Mittal, Rio Tinto, Tata Steel, Aditya Birla, Monet Ispat, Visa Steel etc.
As Principal Secretary Mining and Chairman of the Orissa Mining Corporation, he was involved with all the mining operations and raw material procurement for the steel industry particularly iron ore. He was fully concerned with all the backward and forward linkages concerned with the steel industry and was part of the team that was consulted during the formulation of the Steel Policy.
Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee is widely acclaimed as the Father of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in India. He was instrumental in framing and issuing the CSR guidelines for Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs) in April, 2010. Thereafter, he played a major role in the inclusion of Section 135 in the Companies Act of 2013 and in the framing of the rules thereafter.
As the DG & CEO of the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA), under the aegis of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India, he spearheaded the National Foundation for Corporate Social Responsibility (NFCSR). Here, Dr. Chatterjee also helped to shape the contours of the subject of Corporate Affairs and prepared strategies for capacity development, knowledge dissemination and quality research.
He has spoken and lectured on the subject of CSR at a very large number of National and International forums over the last five years and is acknowledged as the primary force for bringing a new paradigm to the realm of CSR and providing it with an innovative and strategic vision.
Dr. Chatterjee is also a widely acclaimed management practitioner, theorist and teacher. He has written and lectured over many years on issues of social and sustainable development, corporate responsibility and human resources.
He joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1975 and has held many distinguished positions. In 2008-09, he was Principal Adviser in the Planning Commission. Here he was deeply involved with a number of micro and macro-economic measures. He was also a part of the team responsible for shaping India’s response to the global economic crisis of 2009. Thereafter, he held the position of Secretary to the Govt. of India in the Deptt. of Public Enterprises.
Dr. Chatterjee has most recently authored his latest Book entitled “Sustainable Futures – Imperatives For Managing The Social Agenda”. In this book, Dr. Chatterjee shows how governments, corporates and civil society organizations can synergize their efforts to build a whole new paradigm of development that is sustainable, humanistic and inclusive.