SUNIL KUMAR, DOB.18-02-1954, educated at the Universities of Kerala, Cochin and Harvard – holds Bachelors’ degree in Physics, Masters’ degrees in Management and Public Administration. Was a Member of the Indian Administrative Service (1979-2014). Superannuated from IAS on 28th February, 2014.
Current Assignment:- Vice Chairman, Chhattisgarh State Planning Commission; in the rank and status of a Cabinet Minister in the State Government since June 2014
Held a variety of civil administrative positions, including those of:- Chief Secretary, and Additional Chief Secretary in the State Government of Chhattisgarh; Additional Secretary, Joint Secretary and Deputy Secretary in the Government of India in the Ministry of Human Resource Development (Department of Higher Education) and the Ministry of Food Processing Industries; worked as Principal Secretary and Secretary in the State Governments of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, handling a variety of public policies in – information technology, information and public relations, panchayats, social welfare, ; apart from the field assignments at the District and Sub-Divisional levels.
Managerial experience at the Board-level, while in IAS:- Managing Director, EdCIL India Ltd., a Mini-Ratna under the purview of the Ministry of Human Resources Development, and Managing Director of Modern Foods Ltd. under the purview of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, in Government of India; Managing Director, Madhya Pradesh State Civil Supplies Corporation; Managing Director, Madhya Pradesh Madhyam; and, Additional Managing Director, Madhya Pradesh State Cooperative Marketing Federation.
Managerial experience in Line functions, prior to joining IAS:- Deputy Zonal Manager, M/s Hyderabad Alwyn Ltd.
Managerial experience in Staff functions, prior to joining IAS:- Executive Assistant (Junior Executive cadre) to CMD, Scooters India Ltd.
Have held Membership in the Boards of:- IIM Indore, IIT Chennai, IIT Kharagpur, AIIMS Raipur and IIM Raipur.
Membership of Professional Institutions and clubs:- Indian Institute of Public Administration, India International Centre, India Habitat Centre, Delhi Gymkhana Club, Civil Services Officers’ Institute, all at Delhi.
Countries visited:- USA, UK, Japan, France, Sweden, Switzerland, Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, PR of China, China-Hong Kong, Mauritius, Australia, Hungary, Mexico and Canada.
Civil Society engagement:- Founder Member, Police Foundation and Institute, New Delhi.