Sandeep Thakur (Associate Professor) has been working as a Municipal Finance Expert and his expertise is in financial analysis of municipal budgets, cost and recovery mechanisms and evaluation of contractual arrangements of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in municipal services. He is currently heading the 14th Finance Commission Support Cell sponsored by MoHUA. He has taken up an active role in providing technical support to MoHUA in formulating a Scheme and Toolkit for 14th Finance Commission Performance Grant as well as formulating of the Value Capture Finance (VCF) Policy Framework for MoHUA. He has also provided key technical support to MoHUA in drafting the Urban Memorandums for 13th and 14th Finance Commissions. Currently, he is providing support to MoHUA in preparation of the Urban Memorandum for the 15th Finance Commission in order to quantify the requirements of the urban infrastructure and services in the country through coordination of inputs from National Missions of MoHUA and State Governments.
He has been nominated to a Valuation Committee of New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) and of Committee on Accounting Standards for Local Bodies at ICAI, New Delhi. He has also been a member of the subcommittee constituted under SEBI for specifying disclosure and other requirements of Municipal Bonds and provided technical support in preparation and finalization of 'Report of the Sub Committee of COBOSAC on Issuance and Listing of Municipal Bonds'.
He also serves at NIUA as the Chief Vigilance Officer and Hindi Rajbhasha Adhikari.