Chittranjan Dass

Chittranjan Dass is a Law Graduate. He is Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT) and Director of the SAARC Centre for Transport Studies. As a Leader of private sector road transport operators, he holds the positions of the Secretary General of the All India Confederation of goods Vehicle Owners’ Association, Secretary of the All India Operators’ Confederation and President of the SHAH SOCIETY for Highways Amenity & Healthcare.


His past professional acquisitions are Secretary General of the All India Motor Transport Congress- an Apex organization of goods road transport agents (1977-1998), Resource Expert at the Symposium on ‘ Improving Productivity in Road Transport Companies’ organized by the Asian Productivity Organization (APO) at Jakarta, Indonesia, 1994 and represented International road Union (IRU-Geneva) on the Asian Productivity Organization’s Symposium on Road Transport Efficiency (Trucking Operations) held at New Delhi, 1977.


He has participated very actively as a resource person in many national and international conferences, seminars, symposia and workshops on very important themes of transport sector. The important ones are Moving People in Delhi, Multimodalism, Financing Transport Infrastructure, Road Technology and Future Investments, Socioeconomic Development Foundation, Road Safety, Private Sector Participation in Highways Development, Operational Plan for the National Highway Authority of India and Road Transport Productivity, Bangkok , organized by the Asian Productivity Organization.


Dass has served on many important professional committees. The important ones are Working Group for Road Transport for the XI, X, VIII and VII Five Year Plans, National Road Safety Policy Committee, National Road Transport Policy Committee, Steering Committee on Trucking Operation in India, Advisory Committee on National Highway Authority of India, National Road Safety Council, Transport Planning Committee, Traffic, Management of Task Force, Board of Advisors- Multimodal Transport Association, Mumbai and Committee on Automotive Tyres, Tubes & Rims of the Indian Standards Institute and Secretary of the Truck Operators Highway Amenities Society ( a joint venture of the Central, State Govts. And Truck Operators). Besides, he was on the committee for Fleet Modernization and Road User Charges, Amendment of Motor Vehicle Act 1939, examining Life of Vehicles and Redesigning of Truck/Bus Bodies and Transport Development & Industrial Development Councils.  

Last month the All India motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) celebrated it’s Platinum Jubilee. The Chief Guest on the occasion was the former President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.
There were varying facets of the occasion attracting notice depending upon the beholders’ disposition. Particularly noteworthy was the comment by Dr. Kalam that keeping in mind the importance of this (road transport) sector he would like to discuss on the topic "Indian Transport Industry and it’s dynamics.