Vinod ZutshiConsultants & Advisors

About the Firm

VINOD ZUTSHI, CONSULTANTS & ADVISORS is a proprietorship firm registered in the name of  Mr. Vinod Zutshi, IAS (Retd.). The address of principal place of business of the firm is C-31, Ground Floor, Panchsheel Enclave, New Delhi-110017.

VINOD ZUTSHI, CONSULTANTS & ADVISORS is offering Consultancy & Advisory Services in the fields of:

  1. Tourism & Travel
  2. Public Policy & Administration
  3. Election & Democratic Governance
  4. Human Resource Development
  5. Management
  6. Legal Consultancy

About Vinod Zutshi

Vinod Zutshi, an IAS officer of 1982 Batch belonging to Rajasthan Cadre has 35 Years of leadership experience in Public Policy & Administration, with long experience and exposure in the fields of Tourism, Elections, Education and Management. He held important and responsible positions during his long career in Civil Services and Management. He served as Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India between 2015 to 2017. Earlier, in his career he held key positions of Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India; Deputy Election Commissioner in Election Commission of India; Chief Electoral Officer, Rajasthan; Secretary, Tourism, Govt. of Rajasthan; Secretary, Civil Aviation, Govt. of Rajasthan; Secretary, Education (Elementary, Secondary, Higher and Sanskrit), Govt. of Rajasthan; and Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat, Govt. of Rajasthan.

An Alumni of Harvard Kennedy School (Harvard University) and MBA from Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University, Vinod Zutshi has successfully applied Management Tools & Techniques in the field of Administration. His LLB Degree from Delhi University has been beneficial to apply legal perception of all issues related to Administration & Management.  With “Public Policy & Administration” as his core strength for having worked in State Govt. and Central Govt. for 35 years at all levels, Vinod Zutshi is an Expert & Specialist in following fields:-

  • Public Policy & Administration
  • Election & Democratic Governance
  • Tourism & Travel
  • Management
  • Human Resource Development, &
  • Legal Consultancy

Tourism & Travel:

Vinod Zutshi has been Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, the top civil servant  post in Tourism Ministry in Government of India.

“As Vinod Zutshi, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, India Lit the path of India tourism and was associated with some path breaking changes that gave an impetus to the Tourism Sector, he now hands over change, after completing a successful Tenure” – Travel Scapes

For, Zutshi, tourism was not entirely a new sector. He served as Secretary & Commissioner Tourism, Chairman & Managing Director of Rajasthan Tourism & Development Corporation in Govt. of Rajasthan. As Tourism has always been a focus area for Rajasthan, the post of Secretary Tourism is always considered as a key post in the State.

Election & Democratic Governance:

Those who are familiar with the topography of Lutyen’s Delhi will tell you that Nirvachan Sadan, the building that houses Election Commission of India is just walking distance from Tourism Ministry in Transport Bhawan, where Zutshi was deeply involved in conducting Elections for almost 6 years as Deputy Election Commissioner. In 2009, Zutshi was recommended for this post by Govt of Rajasthan, where he was serving as Chief Electoral Officer since March, 2008.

Public Policy & Administration:

Vinod Zutshi has spent 35 years in Government of India and Government of Rajasthan during his service in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS). He has held top positions involving formulation of Public Policies and their administration. Zutshi is presently working with Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), New Delhi as part time Consultant. He has been consulted by IIPA in evaluation studies of the following Ministries/Departments in Government of India for their schemes & programmes:

  • Department of Posts.
  • Ministry of North Eastern Region
  • Department of Sports, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports

Human Resource Development:

In Rajasthan, he had an illustrious tenure as Education Secretary (Heading Elementary, Secondary, Higher & Sanskrit Education) of the State. In his tenure, State set up its first ever Sanskrit University designed & executed ‘Guest Faculty Scheme’ for Govt. Schools, launched a Mega Campaign for school Enrolment, introduced Computer Education in Govt. Schools and successfully executed DPEP & Lok Jumbish Schemes.


An MBA from one of the oldest National Management Institute, the Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, with specialisation in Marketing & Finance, Zutshi held a number of Management Positions in the Corporate Sector and in Government, where he also successfully ‘Synergised’ the Tools & Techniques of Management with Administration. He was specially deputed as Managing Director of loss making Rajasthan Cooperation Spinning Mills, which he turned around in 2 years of his tenure. With a brand of an officer, “who can turn loss making undertakings into profits”, the then State Govt. took him to another similar but bigger, loss making undertaking, the Gulabpura Cooperation Spinning Mills as Administrator & Managing Director, which was also brought to profit, within a span of 1½ years under his leadership.

Zutshi has also served in State level Cooperative Undertaking Banking Institutions and other undertakings, in the capacities of Chairman SPINFED; Chairman of Rajasthan State Cooperative Bank; Administrator & Managing Director of Rajasthan State Land Development Banks; Executive Director in Rajasthan State Electricity Board; Commissioner, Rajasthan Housing Board, Chairman & Managing Director; Rajasthan State Hotels Corporation; and Chairman & Managing Director of Raj. Tourism Development Corporation. He also served as Director in Cooperative Giant, IFFCO, the World’s Largest Fertilizer Cooperative Federation.

Zutshi has been to Harvard Kennedy School (Harvard University) twice in the Recent Past and is an Alumini of Harvard Kennedy School.


Vinod Zutshi is an Advocate enrolled at Bar Council of Delhi. He qualified LLB from the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, one of the Top 5 Law Institutes of India. Zutshi, has also applied Law & Legal Provisions throughout his career in India Administrative Service. He has presided over Revenue & Criminal Courts (Both original & Appellate) while serving as Judicial Magistrate-II; Sub Divisional Magistrate; Collector & District Magistrate.

Zutshi has also handled and applied Election Laws, viz Representation of Peoples Act & Conduct of Election Rules and has acted as an Appellate Courts under the RPA Act & Rules during his 6 years tenure as Dy. Election Commissioner in Election Commission of India and during 1½ years  as Chief Electoral Officer in Rajasthan Election Department.

Vinod Zutshi is also a proprietor for Law Firm “Vinod Zutshi Law Associate” with its principal establishment at New Delhi and a Branch office in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

Vinod Zutshi is a Good Orator, having a flair for Speaking and Giving Lecture on Public Policy, Administration, Management, Election Laws, Tourism and Education.

Zutshi is fluent both in English and Hindi.

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