Ashok Kumar Gupta

Shri Ashok Kumar Gupta joined the Competition Commission of India as Chairperson in November, 2018. He has more than 36 years of experience with the Government of India and with the Government of Tamil Nadu. His last posting in Govt. of India before joining the Commission was as Secretary to GOI in the Department of Defence Production. He was responsible for matters such as Industrial Licencing, FDI Policy, Export Procedure.

Previously, he held several positions in Ministries of Defence, Health, Heavy Industries, Shipping, MSME, Commerce & Industry. While posted as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Health, he was dealing with matters relating to International Cooperation, Hospitals, National Cancer Control Programme. He was instrumental in formulating several Govt. policies such as Automobile Policy, Prime Minister’s Rojgar Yojana, ‘Make’ Procedure in defence procurement and establishing Vardhman Mahavir Medical College, Delhi. He has extensive experience in Industry, has headed and turned around State Public Sector Units and served on the Boards of Central and State PSUs such as Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd., Heavy Engineering Corporation, Tamil Nadu Cements and many others.

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