D.P. Dash IRS (Retd.)

D.p. Dash, Irs (retd.)
D.P. Dash IRS (Retd.)
Former PDG, DRI, GOI &
Coord. UNSC Expert Panel

An Introduction

In a career spanning over 38 years, Mr. Dash held varied senior executive and policymaking positions at the international and national level. His work covered matters relating to international peace and security, national security, counter-terrorism, anti-smuggling, anti-corruption, law enforcement & investigation, prosecution, vigilance, finance, banking, black money, international trade, taxation, public administration, and digital governance.

He has the rare distinction of working in the Government of India as a Customs Officer, a Police Officer, a Lawyer, a Reserve Bank Officer, and as an International Security expert at the UN, INTERPOL, WCO and the Commonwealth.

He was appointed by the UN Secretary General to head the international panel of experts of the UN Security Council in New York. He was elected as the Chairman of the Enforcement Committee of the World Customs Organisation (WCO), Brussels. He was also a Consultant, Counter-Terrorism at the Commonwealth Secretariat, London.

He also served in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), India’s premier anti-corruption and major crimes agency for six years investigating and prosecuting cases of bank fraud and securities scam, corruption, and economic offences.

At the Cabinet Secretariat, he was Director of the National Authority Chemical Weapons Convention. Additionally, he has been part of various inter-ministerial mechanisms. He headed S-CORD, the national anti-smuggling coordination centre. He has also been a Member of the SIT on Black Money, the Prime Minister’s Task Force on Shell Companies, the Election Commission’s Task Force on Election Intelligence, the MHA’s Committee on National Security, FICN and Countering Left-Wing Extremism. At the DRI, he implementation over 50 laws.

At the international level, he has drafted model laws on anti-money laundering and countering terrorist finance as part of the World Bank/IMF/UNODC/Common Wealth Working Group; Member of INTERPOL’s Working Group on AML/CFT; Chairman of Regional Customs Enforcement Meeting, and Vice-Chair of WCO/IATA/ICAO Contact Committee on Passenger Profiling. He led India’s Delegations at the DG-Level Talks and oversaw the work of officials of the Customs Overseas Intelligence Network (COIN) posted in India’s Diplomatic Missions abroad.

At the Directorate of Systems, Analytics, and Data Management, he helped establish India’s Passenger Profiling System, and headed the National Targeting Centre (NTC). He was instrumental in overseeing the automation of India’s tax administration and helped design the General Goods & Services Tax (GST) System for the Centre. Projects that he supervised have received the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration.

He has lectured at Harvard Law School, Cambridge University, the National Defence College, IB Training School, CBI Academy National Academy of Customs and other premier academies and Universities.

He is a recipient of President of India’s Medal for Specially Distinguished Record of Service and WCO Merit Certificate for contribution to Digital Customs.



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