Shri Puneet Kansal, is 1996 batch IAS officer from the Sikkim Cadre and is presently posted as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Steel. He holds a BE (Electronics) degree from IIT, Roorkee and is an MBA from Amity University.

Having served in different ministries in the State Government as well as in Government of India, he has rich and varied experience spanning over two decades in different areas viz., Industries, Finance, Revenue, Power and Energy, Planning and Program Implementation, Rural Development, Agriculture and Agriculture Cooperation, Information and Broadcasting, Land Revenue Management and District Administration etc. He has attended training in Infrastructure Development and Financing, IT Management and Governance, WTO and New Trade Regime and Fiscal Policy and Macroeconomic Management.