Rajiv Gupta takes over as CMD, Telecommunications Consultants India Ltd (TCIL)

TCIL has ongoing operations on more than 65 countries worldwide, and is expected to post more than 30% higher revenue to Rs. 1,600 crore this year

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Rajiv Gupta, CMD, TCIL

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) on Monday 2nd August 2019, appointed Rajiv Gupta as the new Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Telecommunications Consultants India Ltd (TCIL).


The senior-most officer at TCIL, Rajiv Gupta is an Indian Telecommunication Service Officer of the 1982 batch. An alumnus of Delhi College of Engineering with a Post graduate Diploma in Management in Public Policy & Management from MDI, Gurgaon, he has been in the Telecom Industry for more than 34 years.

Gupta started his career with the Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) before moving to Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL). He joined Telecommunications Consultants India Ltd (TCIL) in 2015.

He has held several senior management positions including Project Director Oman on the Gulf projects and Executive Director (HRD), Dy. Director General (Public Grievances), among others. He also holds the position of Appellate Authority for RTI at TCIL.


Telecommunications Consultants India Ltd (TCIL), the government’s IT and Telecom Engineering and Consultation Agency, is a dividend-paying company. Headquartered in New Delhi, the company recently opened regional offices in Hybderabad, Mumbai and Kolkatta.

TCIL has ongoing operations on more than 65 countries worldwide, and is expected to post more than 30% higher revenue to Rs. 1,600 crore this year, versus the previous year’s Rs. 1,200 crore.

The company is also planning to unveil Initial Public Offering (IPO) with 10% fresh shares to raise as much as Rs 600 crore while the government is planning to sell 15% shares for Rs 900 crore.


Early this year, the Digital Communications Commission (DCC), the highest decision-making body of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) had approved a piggyback transaction for the public-sector firm that has been in expansion mode currently.

In April this year, the Public Enterprise Selection Board (PESB) has called interview process where the board was unable to find a suitable replacement for the outgoing CMD, A Seshagiri Rao, who superannuated on 31st August 2019.

In an official communiqué from the Minister of Communications, Rajiv Gupta, (Director Projects) has been given an additional charge for a period of three months wef 1st Sept 2019 or until further orders, or till the appointment of regular incumbent, whichever is the earliest.

The company has recently bagged an order to deploy 2 lakh Wi-Fi hotspots and also an implementing partner for the ambitious BharatNet initiative that aims to connect 2.5 lakh gram panchayats or village blocks encompassing 6 lakh villages with high-speed optic fibre cable. TCIL is also a third-party inspecting agency for the state carrier Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL).