INSA Team


TewariPresident

Mr. R. K. Tewari ( rktirs@gmail.com ):
joined the Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) in 1968 and rose to the level of Member Central Board of Excise and Customs. While working as Director Opium with the Ministry of Finance, he had been closely associated with the development of Indian drug laws in line with the United Nations Conventions and the raising of India’s prime drug law enforcement agency, the Narcotics Control Bureau. Mr. Tewari has also held a number of important positions in field ranging from Deputy Narcotics Commissioner dealing with licit Opium cultivation to Deputy Director General Narcotics Control Bureau, handling national and international coordination in drug matters. He has also worked as Chief Commissioner of Customs and Excise and with the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence. Mr. Tewari is also a recipient of President’s Commendation Certificate for distinguished record of service and devotion to duty.


Devendra DuttSecretary

Mr.Devendra Dutt (devendra.dutt@gmail.com ):
spent nearly twenty years of his career dealing with various aspects of drug problem. A Humphrey fellow in Drug Abuse Control Programme at Johns Hopkins University, he had two terms with the Indian Narcotics Control Bureau (1987-1990 and 1995-2000). He also served with the UNODC Regional Office for South Asia (2000 -2005) assisting the SAARC countries in building capacities to tackle the problems of diversion of precursor chemicals in particular and production, trafficking and abuse of illicit drugs, in general. Started his career as an officer with the Indian Army in May 1968 and switched over to the Indian Customs and Central Excise Service in July 1974. Before his retirement, he served the Government of India as Member of the Central Board of Excise & Customs, Department of Revenue (2006-2008). After his retirement, Mr. Dutt had a stint with the Colombo Plan Secretariat as the Director of Drug Advisory Programme. Mr. Dutt received President of India award on Republic Day, 1989 for distinguished record of service and devotion to duty.


Anil SharmaTreasurer

Mr. Anil Sharma ( anil54@gmail.com ):
is a post graduate in commerce and a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He is in practice for more than three decades and specialises in corporate laws and exchange control. He has been working as co-opted member of various committees of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India such as Committee on Corporate Laws and Corporate Governance, Committee on Trade Laws and WTO and Accounting Standard Board. He is a Reviewer with Financial Reports Review Board of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has authored books on Independent Directors, FDI in Multi-Brand Retail Trade in India. He is also associated with professional and social organisations like:

  • President of Bhartiya Vitta Salahakar Samiti, New Delhi
  • Vice- President of All India Chartered Accountants Society, New Delhi
  • Member of the Editorial Board of “CA World” a monthly new letter. Honorary Secretary of CHETNA and Saethu Foundation.
  • Treasurer of Bharat Lok Shiksha Parishad (South Delhi Chapter).
  • Active member of SAMVED Foundation. Research Fellow with India Central Asia Foundation.


Dalbir SinghMember

Mr. Dalbir Singh ( dalbir469@gmail.com ):
started his career as a Commissioned Officer in the Indian Army and moved over to the Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) in 1971. He rose to the level of Chairman, Customs and Central Excise Settlement Commission and held a number of important assignments during his career with Indian Revenue Service that include Director General Central Excise Intelligence, Director General Systems and Zonal Director of Revenue Intelligence. As the first Deputy Director General of Narcotics Control Bureau, Mr. Dalbir Singh played an extremely important role in raising this prime drug law enforcement agency of India.

 

 


JogendraMember

Mr. Jogendra Singh ( jogendrasingh@gmail.com ):
a law graduate, joined the Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) in 1971 and rose to the level of Chairman, Customs and Central Excise Settlement Commission. During his career with the Indian Revenue Service he has handled some of the most arduous jobs that include the Chief Vigilance Officer, Chief Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise and Additional Director General of Revenue Intelligence. He was one of the few officers of the Indian Revenue Service who contributed immensely to the raising of India’s prime drug law enforcement agency, the Narcotics Control Bureau. Mr. Singh worked as a Training Consultant with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and developed training strategies and manuals on the subject of precursors control. Mr. Singh has also worked on deputation with the Ministry of Defence. For his devotion to duty and distinguished record of service, Mr. Singh was awarded President’s Commendation Certificate on the Republic Day of India.


RomeshMember

Mr. Romesh Bhattacharji ( rbhattoo@gmail.com ):
A freelance writer, Mr. Bhattacharji has written numerous articles on narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, security, insurgency, narcotics and tourism. He has also written a book on the insurgency afflicted north-eastern region of India. He has worked in Afghanistan as a consultant for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime on Afghanistan’s opium crisis, and has conducted extensive field research in the farming communities of Afghanistan. He is a member of several international organisations engaged in finding sustainable solution to the global drug problem and is well known for his forthright approach and outspokenness. Mr. Bhattacharji was Narcotics Commissioner of India from July 1996 to December 2006. He played a very active role in formulation and implementation of national opium policy, supervision of legal poppy cultivation in India and detection/destruction of illicit opium poppy cultivation. Before his retirement, he held several other important positions within the Government of India including Chief Commissioner of Customs and Additional Director General of Revenue Intelligence.


VijayMember

Mr.Vijay Shanker ( vijay.shanker.tiwari@gmail.com ):
is a former Indian Police Service Officer who has handled a number of police jobs in India ranging from commanding police forces in some of the most sensitive districts in Uttar Pradesh to heading India’s premier investigation agency, the Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI). His previous responsibilities included internal and external Intelligence, counter insurgency and armed constabulary. Mr. Shanker spent his formative years as a commissioned officer in the Indian Army (1967 -1973). He also had a four year long stint with the Ministry of External Affairs. He served as elected Member of the Executive Committee INTERPOL as Delegate Asia. Soon after his superannuation, he was appointed as Member of Commission on Centre State Relations. An expert in dealing with organised crime, insurgency and corruption, Mr. Vijay Shanker is recipient of President of India’s police medal for distinguished services and police medal for meritorious services.


AnandMember

Mr.Anand Prakash Kala ( ap_kala@rediffmail.com ):
has had a vast experience in handling drug law enforcement issues at the policy as well as at implementation levels. He joined the Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) in 1972 and has handled some of the most sensitive and prestigious assignments during his career before his retirement as Director General of the Central Economic Intelligence Bureau in 2010. Mr. Kala has been the Director General Revenue Intelligence, Dy. Director General Narcotics Control Bureau and First Secretary Trade with the Indian Embassy at Kathmandu, Nepal. Mr. Kala was awarded the President of India Republic Day award for distinguished record of service and devotion to duty.

 


GuptaMember

Mr. R. K. Gupta ( rkgupta51@yahoo.com ):
is former Chairman of Customs and Central Excise Settlement Commission. He had joined the Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) in 1974 and held several important positions in the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Commerce. He has had a long association with the revenue intelligence in India and has played a very important role in developing fiscal policies in India. Mr. Gupta was also the detaining authority for preventive detention of smugglers, foreign exchange manipulators and drug traffickers under the preventive detention laws of India. Mr. Gupta is also a recipient of President’s Commendation Certificate for distinguished record of service and devotion to duty.

 


JohnMember

Mr. John S.R. Khathing  ( jskhathing@yahoo.com ):
joined the Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) in 1971 and rose to the level of Chief Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise. He was one of the few officers of the Indian Revenue Service who contributed immensely to the raising of India’s prime drug law enforcement agency, the Narcotics Control Bureau. He had served in Customs and Central Excise all over India during his thirty five years of service. Recipient of India's Meritorious Service Certificate on the occasion of the Republic Day, 1992. He retired as Chief Commissioner of Customs, Shillong in 2006, now living in Guwahati and is busy with many social service projects.

 


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Member

Dr Kawal Deep Kour  ( kawaldkour@gmail.com ):
is a civil servant belonging to Assam Civil Services. She earned her doctorate from Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati. Her research interests include socio-economic and political history of narcotics including various perspectives on Intoxication and Drug Policy. Her work has been widely published in national and international journals.


  Former Executives

From 2009 to 2014
President: Romesh Bhattacharji
Secretary: Devendra Dutt
Treasurer: Anil Sharma