Baleshwar Rai is a 1970-batch UT cadre Indian Administrative Service officer. He was additional secretary and Union Labour minister. He was the Chief Secretary of Goa for over two years. He also served as the joint secretary in the Union power ministry. Currently he is a Bharatiya Janata Party Leader. He belongs to Ghazipur UP. He retired as the secretary Public Grievances and coordination Cabinet Secretariat Government Of India.