According to Information Note dated February 24, 2022 (No. 10/10/2021-EO(SM-II) the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the proposal for appointment of Prof. Unnat P. Pandit, Professor of IP Innovation, and Entrepreneurship and Chairperson, IPM Cell, JNU to the post of Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (CGPDTM), Mumbai.
It has further been notified that the Prof. Unnat P. Pandit’s name for CGPDTM has been sent to the Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).
Mr. Pandit, has also formerly served as the Officer on Special Duty to the then Commerce & Industry Minister, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman and has also been instrumental in initiatives/ programs taken up at the NITI Aayog. He was also a Former Member of the IPR Think Tank constituted by the Government of India to draft the National IPR Policy of India.
At present the Office of the CGPDTM is headed by Shri. Rajendra Ratnoo, IAS, Joint Secretary, DPIIT.