Shri Basant Seth

Information Commissioner
Room No.8, Club Building,
Old JNU Campus
New Delhi - 110 067.
Phone: - 011 - 26160943
E-mail : - b(dot)seth[at]nic(dot)in



Curriculum Vitae

Name Basant Seth
Date of Birth 16 Feb 1952
Education Qualification
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Bank Management
  • Chartered Accountancy
  • Bachelor of Science
Area of Eminence Banking & Finance, Management, Administration & Governance
Achievements / Work done / Experience :
  • Qualified Chartered Accountant with a Post Graduate Diploma in Bank Management having over 37 years experience in the areas of Banking & Finance, Corporate and Taxation Laws, Accounting Standards, Audit Functions, Compliance, Administration etc.

  • Joined Bank of India, a Public Sector Bank as Direct Recruit Officer in April 1974. Held various positions at field level including overseas posting and in administrative offices, posted as General Manager and Chief Financial officer of the Bank from October 21, 2002 to April 30, 2006 and thereafter as Chief Risk Officer upto February 28, 2007.

  • Deputy Managing Director, Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) from March 01, 2007 to August 30, 2009. This was a Board Level appointment at par with whole time Directors of Public Sector Banks.

  • Chairman & Managing Director, Syndicate Bank from August 31, 2009 to February 29, 2012.

Others :

  • Was Bank of India's nominee on the Board of Directors of Indo-Zambian Bank, a joint venture with the Government of Zambia and on Commonwealth Finance Corporation Ltd., a company located in Hong Kong.

  • Worked as Member of Auditing and Assurance Standards Board and also Study Group on International Financial Reporting Standards constituted by Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and Committee on Taxation constituted by Indian Banks Association.