Sudhir Kumar is a graduate in science with Masters in Modern History. He has the distinction of attending prestigious National Defence College Course. He started his career in IPS Cadre and was superannuated in 2005 – as Secretary (Security), Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India.Thereafter he held the enviable post of Vigilance Commissioner, Central Vigilance Commission, Government of India till 2009.
In a career span of 41 years, he served in several vital positions, handling complex and sensitive assignments. The last tenure of four years, which ended on Nov. 29, 2009, was a statutory assignment of Vigilance Commissioner in the Central Vigilance Commission of India, having countrywide jurisdiction over the vigilance administration of all Central Govt. establishments, including the Central Ministries, Central Public Sector undertakings (CPSUs), Public Sector Banks and Centrally funded public bodies.His earlier assignments with the Maharashtra State Police, the Intelligence Bureau, (MHA), the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and the Cabinet Secretariat covered a wide range of responsibilities in the areas of district policing, crime control/ investigation, State Police administration and reforms, security/ intelligence operations, international liaison and coordination, VVIP Security and apex level administration. His field postings gave him valuable first hand experience of several major states like Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Bihar and Punjab, besides a diplomatic assignment in Germany. All responsibilities were discharged with utmost professionalism, integrity and commitment.
In the period since demitting office in the CVC, he has remained engaged with certain Law and Accountancy firms, advising them on issues of business ethics and risk management.He has also been associating from time to time with anti corruption platforms set up by non governmental organizations.
As Vigilance Commissioner CVC he exercised direct jurisdiction over the Vigilance Administration of all Central Govt. establishments, including the Central Ministries, Central Public Sector undertakings( CPSUs ), Public Sector Banks and Centrally funded public bodies, ensuring fair and transparent commercial practices. He also exercised direct superintendence over the administration of CBI with regard to the enforcement of the Prevention of Corruption Act of India. ii) Cabinet Secretariat. Aug. 2004 – May 2005 – As Secretary (Security), provided strategic administrative support to the SPG, besides handling the policies on inter-ministerial and inter-state coordination on VVIP protection and related security matters
During the phase Intelligence Bureau (Ministry of Home Affairs heserved as Additional /Special Director, West Zone, Mumbai, looking after the crucial states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and Rajasthan. There were several important operational achievements, having significant bearing on the national security. Akshardham attack, Gujarat earthquake, Gujarat riots, Mumbai bomb blasts, stamp paper scam, and a series of espionage cases in Rajasthan, were some of the major occurences, which were handled by him
Some of the major achievements in the posting as Minister ( Pers.) in the Embassy of India, Bonn, Germany were establishing meaningful cooperation with the Ministries of Interior and Justice, Germany, on issues of extradition, illegal immigration, international crime, and counter terrorism. The first meeting of Indo-German Working Group became possible during his tenure.
During his long phase with Intelligence Bureau (MHA), he served in field as well as HQrs. in different positions. The field postings in SIB Patna and SIB Jaipur enabled intensive coverage into areas of Left Wing Extremism, counter-espionage and Indo-Pak border security.In the HQrs. postings, he handled various responsibilities, including Pak-counter intelligence, counter-terrorism operations, intelligence analysis and administration. A special achievement was handling the Punjab desk through the counter Insurgency period.
He held several challenging assignments -with distinction- during his ten years service in the Maharashtra State Police. These were as SP Amravati, SP Dhule and AIG Police HQRS.(MS). As a key staff officer to the then IG, Maharashtra, he handled important responsibilities of state , wide supervision over criminal and legal matters , police reforms and organizational changes.