Mr. Rajiv Aggarwal, is the Joint Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce & Industry. He has been designated to ensure the protection of IP rights at the policy level. Working at the policy and CGO (technical and field level) has given him a unique perspective when it comes to the evolution of IPR in India. He recounts that he entered DIPP two years ago. At the time, he was assigned the job at IPR (Intellectual property rights) desk and there was no looking back. His first few months were spent holding the position of Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks.