Sutanu Behuria appointed AIGF’s president – policy and planning, Rummy Chapter

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All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) has appointed former senior bureaucrat, Sutanu Behuria, as president of policy and planning, Rummy Chapter.

Behuria has played a key role in the amelioration of India’s policy programs, infrastructure, IT, and online transactions structure. He has advised on regulation, strategies and continues to reshape fast-emerging industry segments through their gestation and formative years.

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He also worked as a secretary in the Ministry of Minority Affairs and at the National Disaster Management Authority, the Ministry of Home Affairs. He also served as a secretary in the Department of Fertilizers and Department of Heavy industries. In addition to that, he was joint secretary in the Ministry of Sports.

Roland Landers, chief executive officer of AIGF, said, “We are delighted to have a person of Sutanu Behuria’s illustrious track record help us shape the interests of the nearly 400 companies operating in the country’s Online Gaming space, enhancing the growth of this booming sector and ensuring our 350 million online gamers have a transparent and enjoyable experience. I am thrilled that Sutanu will help us shape the path ahead to ensure that the industry’s growth is maintained and accelerated. The transactional online gaming industry has grown to US $1 billion annually. Sutanu will help provide industry impetus and bring in greater clarity on policy and legislation.”

Behuria said, “This assignment is challenging, yet exciting. The Online Gaming industry is outstripping most other sections of our economy, growing at 30 percent annually and contributing significantly to tax revenues. Sure, there are complex policy issues here and I hope to be a contributor to this process. That being said, players and companies similarly need a safe and enriching experience, in order to realize their need for growth. I look forward to being part of AIGF’s Advisory Panel, and I believe that their Charter will catalyze inclusive growth. Monitored stringently, this will lead to an accelerated expansion in a new-age industry and provide healthy revenues to the authorities as well.”