A man of multifarious interests and strong commitment to values, Bhure Lal, is one of those rare administrators who have made their mark wherever they have worked. Born and bought up in Delhi, he started his career in the Army, Later he joined the Indian Administrative Service and was allotted the cadre of Uttar Pradesh. His posting as District Magistrate Allahabad and Varanasi brought him closer to the people and their problems. Later he was chosen to work as Secretary to the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. He also served as Vigilance Secretary in the state.
His stint with the government of India started as Director of the Enforcement Directorate dealing with Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (FERA) where he worked with utmost sincerity and brought powerful FERA offenders to book, making the Directorate known all over the Country. Later he worked in the Ministry of Finance as Joint Secretary on two occasions.
He has worked with two Prime Ministers of the country as Joint Secretary in the Prime Ministers’ Office. His second tenure at the Centre started as Secretary, Central Vigilance Commission: Secretary to Government of India, Ministry of Tribal Affairs; Chairman, Food Corporation of India; and secretary Coordination and Public Grievances, Government of India. He retired as a Member of the UPSC, Government of India.
A Doctorate in Economics, Bhure Lal has not restricted his interests to any one area. His posting in several diverse fields has given him immense experience and opportunity to see the problems of the country at close quarters and also from the top.
He has never forgotten his first career with the armed forces that led him to closely observe the activities of ISI in India and he published a book under the title “Monstrous Face of ISI”. His current endeavour indicates his deep insight into the global menace of terrorism and money laundering. He has been a whistle blower against corruption and landed himself in hot water a number of times. He remained undaunted and carried on with his mission. He was inspired to write this book “Judicial Activism & Accountability” to highlight the respective role of judiciary, executive and legislature in running the affairs of the State.
He has delivered a large number of lectures at different forums where his speeches have been widely acclaimed. He now spends most of his spare time in sorting out the problems of the Civil Society particularly the poor and down-trodden sections.
Presently, he is Chairman of the Environment Pollution (Prevention) Control Authority (EPCA) since 1998 to date----- dealing with all kinds of pollution, including water pollution, Industrial pollution and Yamuna pollution and Member of the Monitoring Committee on Sealing set up by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.