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Hon’ble Chairman Profile


Shri. Jose Manuel Noronha, born on 21st October, 1962, was appointed full time Chairman of the Commission by the Governor of Goa on 30.01.2019 and took charge on the same day.Prior to this, he was Member and Acting Chairman of the Commission from 04.03.2016.

Shri. Noronha’s Educational qualifications are as follows:

  • 1. Fellow (institution of engineers ) India , Mechanical Engineering
  • 2. Chartered Engineer (India)
  • 3. Master of Engineering (Industrial Engineering)
  • 4. EC in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge , USA
  • 5. PGD Human Rights Law , National Law School of India University , Bangalore
  • 6. PGD Environment Law , National Law School of India University, Bangalore

In addition, he has attended the following Executive Education Programs:

  • 1. Incubation Management and Technology Commercialization, University of Texas at Austin, (IC2 Institute) Texas, USA.
  • 2. Driving Government Performance, John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
  • 3. Leadership Decision Making, John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
  • 4. Leading Successful Programs using Evidence to Assess Effectiveness, John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
  • 5. Fundamentals of Technology Transfer for Incubator Managers,British High Commission and DST, New Delhi.
  • 6. Training on Ground Water Remediation Technologies, Ecocycle Corporation, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan.

Previous experience of Shri. Noronha is as follows:

    • INDUSTRIAL:- Total three and half years (September 1994 -November 1997)
    • TEACHING:- Twenty four years in various capacities
    • 1.Chairman, Goa State Pollution Control Board, Government of Goa, September 2012 to March 2016.
    • 2.Chairman, Goa State Environmental Impact Assessment Authority(SEIAA), Government of Goa, April 2010 to April 2013.
    • 3.Chairman, Programme Advisory and Monitoring Committee(PAMC),Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, May 2014 to March 2016.
    • 4.Member, Board of Governors, National Institute of Technology, Goa, September 2012 to September 2015.
    • 5.Member , Academic Council, Goa University, 2010-2012.

Currently Shri. Noronha holds the following additional positions:

  • 1.Chairman, Standing Committee, National Conference of Chairpersons of State Public Service Commissions.
  • 2.Chairman, Goa State Innovation Council.
  • 3.Chairman, Manovikas Charitable Trust.
  • 4.Chairman, Technical Evaluation Committee, Goa Solid Waste Management Corporation.
  • 5.Chairman, Organising Committee for Manohar Parrikar Vigyan Mahotsav.

He is widely travelled and visited the following countries USA, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hungary, Portugal, Spain, Austria, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Greece, Poland, Denmark, Japan, Ivory Coast and Guinea Bissau.


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