Mitul Thapliyal

Partner

Mitul Thapliyal heads the Digital Financial Services-Government Social Impact (GSI) domain in MSC. He works with governments, policymakers, development agencies, think tanks, academic institutions, NGOs, and with citizens.

His work centers around improving the delivery of government and social impact (GSI) services and benefits focused on people at the bottom of the pyramid. Mitul works to improve public policy choices through evidence-based, bottom-up, and human-centered approaches. His areas of expertise include conducting pilots to evaluate options, supporting implementation, monitoring, and evaluation. He has facilitated reengineering and digitizing processes to deliver efficient and targeted services and benefits. Prior to joining MSC, Mitul was heading a management consulting services practice at Infosys focused on smart cities, telecom, energy, and utilities sectors in India. Most of his work at Infosys was at the intersection of policy, strategy, and technology aimed at solving socio-economic problems involving energy, water, agriculture, urbanization (cities, transportation, healthcare, education, governance etc.) and telecom. He led a variety of projects in the field of policy definition, innovation, market entry strategy, deal advisory, partnership strategy, process optimization, smart city strategy & planning, smart grid strategy, performance metrics definition, digital solution design, business case definition, IT strategy, IT due diligence, capability assessment, change management, and program management. Mitul also conceptualized and led large-scale, technology-enabled business transformation programs for the government and the private sector. He has worked in and managed teams across India, Middle East, Philippines, the USA, Europe, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Australia.

Posts by Mitul Thapliyal

Nutrition literacy: Charting a new path forward

This blog examines the factors that influence people’s food choices and thus their nutritional intake. It also highlights the need for nutrition literacy among the PDS beneficiaries.

An apple a day may not keep the doctor away—the importance of dietary diversity

Based on a study conducted by MSC in August, 2019 to assess the nutritional gaps in PDS households, this blog highlights the importance of incorporating local and diverse food items into the beneficiaries’ diet

Full, yet undernourished? How India can move from food security to nutrition security

This blog presents the challenges faced by India to shift the focus of its public distribution system from food security to nutrition security.

A study to assess the nutritional gaps in Public Distribution System (PDS) beneficiary households

MSC’s report examines the PDS food basket and the dietary intake of beneficiary households. We also suggest ways to increase the nutritional efficiency of various government programs to improve the overall nutritional outcome.

Direct Benefit Transfer in Fertilizer: Fourth round of concurrent evaluation—A nationally representative study

NITI Aayog engaged MSC in a nationally representative study on DBT in fertilizer. This report provides details of the on-the-ground realities of DBT-F implementation and makes actionable recommendations to improve the DBT-F system further.

Experimenting with cash transfers in food subsidies – Lessons from the pilot in Nagri

This case study discusses a unique experiment of distributing food subsidy in the Nagri block of Ranchi district. The document discusses the learnings and insights from the pilot that governments can use to inform future experimentation in food subsidy delivery.

Digital Governance: Is Krishna a Glimpse of the Future?

The state of Andhra Pradesh is recognized as a leader in using technology to improve the delivery of public services, programs and subsidies. Many of its innovations were piloted in Krishna District, which has been visited by development agencies and delegations from many countries.

DBT in Fertilizer: 4th Round of Concurrent Evaluation – A National Study

MSC has been engaged in a nationally representative study on DBT in fertilizer in India, based on a request from NITI Aayog. It identified issues and challenges around the implementation of DBT at the national level.