Ashok Kumar Pandey, IRS (C&IT)

Additional Commissioner (Customs, CGST & Central Taxes)

Pursuing Doctoral Fellow (PSG Area), IIM Ahmedabad

Contact: (+91) 8884136363, Email:




·         P. G. Diploma in Public Policy and Management (PGPPM), IIM Bangalore [2014-15]

·         Certificate: IIMB-Maxwell Public Policy Program, Maxwell School, Syracuse Univ., NY, USA [Oct, 2014]

·      Certificate: Mid-Career Management & Leadership – Domestic Component at IIM Lucknow and Overseas Component at Graduate Business School, SKK (Sungkyunkwan) University, Seoul, S. Korea & LKY (Lee Kuan Yew) School of Public Policy, NUS, Singapore [Sep-Oct, 2015]

·         B. Sc. (Ag & AH) & M.Sc. (Ag Stats & Computer Appln.), GBPUA&T, Pantnagar. [1985-1991]

Work Experience: 24 years

  [Civil Services 1991 Exam - Customs Appraising Service: 1992-2005, Indian Revenue Service (C&IT): 2005 onwards]

Career Highlights:

·         Present position: Additional Commissioner of Customs, CGST and Central Taxes, Allahabad.

[At Present on Study Leave (May, 2016- Apr, 2021) to pursue FPM (PSG Area), IIM, Ahmadabad]

·      Job Experience: Indirect Tax Administration in Central Excise & Service Tax (Now CGST) and Customs areas; Faculty at National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes and Narcotics (NACIN) [earlier known as National Academy of Customs, Excise and Narcotics (NACEN)] Faridabad; Customs EDI (ICES) system administrator; Quasi-Judicial proceedings, Budget, HR- General & Change Management functions, Public interface, Appraisement, Valuation, HS Classification and Project imports; Central Excise / Service Tax Audit; Policy matters related to GST, Customs, Foreign Trade Policy, Duty Drawback & Export Promotion Schemes.

·       Trainings: UNEP Green Customs (Train the Trainers) program, NACEN, India [2006]; World Customs Organization Rules of Origin Seminar, NACEN, India [2006]; US Customs and Border Protection IRIT and WMD Modules, El Paso, TX, USA [2013], GST Framework Seminar, Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, India [2015].

·        Other   Assignments:  Deputed  as  faculty  to  train  the  officers  of  Royal  Bhutan  Customs  in  ‘HS Classification & Valuation’ area at Thimphu, Bhutan [2006]; Trained Auditors of CAG in Service Tax area [2008]; Guest lecturer and panelist in 3rd All India Service Tax Conference organized by Chartered Accountants Society [2008]; Member of CBEC Task Force on Sea Ports [2013].

Teaching Assignments:

·         GST workshop: IIM Indore - PGP-2  VI term [2018-19, Five 75 Mins sessions course]


GST/ VAT systems, Customs, International trade, Public Finance and Taxation, Tax Ethics, Policy and Program Evaluation, Globalization, New-age Technologies, innovations, Sustainable Development, Circular Economy, Geo-politic Strategy, Change Management, Job Performance Appraisals, stress management and Self-reinvention.


Papers/ Research/ Articles:

·         “Innovations in Public Administration in India” – recent research article (Co-authored), accepted for journal publication - EPW [2018].

·         “GST in India: The way Forward” - Policy Memo submitted at IIM Bangalore [13th PGPPM, 2015]

·         “Role of CBEC in the GST Regime” – Policy Paper (Co-authored)- NACEN, Faridabad [MCTP Ph-III, Gr-I, 2015]

·      “Pre Harvest Forecasting of Wheat Yield in Tarai Region of Uttar Pradesh base on the basis of Weather Variables” - A multivariate regression analysis statistical-computer model development based on historic weather data – Master’s Thesis submitted at G B Pant Univ. of Ag & Tech, Pantnagar  [1991]

·         Articles on spirituality & life/stress management published in Science of Soul, Allahabad & on Web in Ezine.