Shri Ajay Kumar IAS (Kerala 1985 ) presently Secretary- Department of Defence Production , Ministry of Defence has been appointed as the new Secretary- Department of Defence, Ministry of Defence vice Shri Sanjay Mitra IAS (West Bengal 1982) upon completion of his term.
He is a BE in Electrical Engineering from the IIT Kanpur, Master of Science in Development Economics from the University of Minnesota and has a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Business Administration from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.
In 2019, he was facilitated as distinguished alumni by Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur for his professional excellence and nation building efforts.
He has served in various posts in both the Government of India and the Government of Kerala, such as Principal Secretary (Information Technology), Managing Director of the Kerala State Electronics Development Corporation, Secretary (Industries), Managing Director of the Kerala State Co-operative Agricultural and Rural Development Bank, General Manager in the Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation and as the District Magistrate & Collector of the Palghat (now Palakkad) district in the Kerala Government and as the Defence Production Secretary, Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Joint Secretary in the Department of Information Technology of the now-erstwhile Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Director in the Department of Biotechnology of the Ministry of Science and Technology and as a Deputy Secretary in the Department of Home of the Ministry of Home Affairs in the Indian Government.
He had spent three decade of his service with the Kerala State Government where he headed 3 different departments.
He also served as a PS in the Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources (now Ministry of New and Renewable Energy).
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