Shri Ashok Kumar is Chairman of the Public Grievances Commission, Government of NCT of Delhi since 27th July, 2018.
A 1982 batch Indian Police Service Officer of Tamil Nadu Cadre, he has over three decades of experience with Indian Police and Central Bureau of Investigation.
Prior to assuming the office of Chairman, Public Grievances Commission, Shri Ashok Kumar handled several important assignments across various locations of the country which included Director General of Police and Head of Police Force (HOPF), Tamil Nadu (2014-2016), Director General of Police and Chief of Intelligence, Additional Director General of Police and Chief of Economic Offences Wing of Tamil Nadu, Joint Director and Inspector General of Police, DIG of Police, Supdt. of Police ln Anti-Corruption Branch, Special Crime Branch and Economic Offences Wing of CBI for about 19 years.
During his stint in CBI, he was associated with investigation of Nationally important cases like Rajiv Gandhi Assassination Case by S.I.T., Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Espionage Case, Terrorist Funding case of Jammu & Kashmir, Urea Scam case of National Fertilizers Limited (Government of India Undertaking), Letter of Credit Scam cases of Assam and other important cases handled by CBI.
Shri Ashok Kumar also served as Joint Director and IGP in Directorate of Vigilance & Anti Corruption, Tamil Nadu for three years and handled large number of high value cases against senior functionaries of Government of Tamil Nadu.
Shri Ashok Kumar handled large number of corruption cases against senior public servants, bank frauds and cases involving award of tenders/contracts and procurement by various government departments and PSUs etc. involving malpractices by public servants as well as private individuals/companies. Cases against senior government functionaries under the Prevention of Corruption Act, Indian Penal Code etc. were registered and supervised by him.
He also served for one year in Indian Revenue Service (Customs & Central Excise-1981 Batch) before joining IPS in 1982.
Prior to joining Civil Services, he served in Delhi University as Lecturer in Commerce for 5 years (1976-1981) after doing his M.Com and M.Phil. from Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi.
Throughout his career, he maintained a high degree of professional commitment and transparency while discharging his official duties and has a credible record of service to the public by addressing their grievances promptly. He has made his mark wherever he worked and streamlined the working of the departments wherever he served.
Shri Ashok Kumar visited Canada, Japan, Thailand, Brazil, Austria (Vienna), U.S.A. etc. to participate in International Conferences/Seminars as a Member of Indian Delegation on behalf of the Government of India and also attended Conferences organized by United Nations. He was also deputed to USA and Maldives for execution of Letter Rogatories in cases handled by CBI.
As DGP (Intelligence) and DGP of Tamil Nadu, the activities of fundamentalists, Maoists and Left Wing Extremists were kept under check and law and order was maintained effectively without any major incidents.
Shri Ashok Kumar is a highly decorated officer and had been awarded President’s Police Medal for distinguished service and Indian Police Medal for Meritorious Service by the Government of India for the excellent services rendered by him..
Last Update Date :- 01-05-2018
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