Shri Puneet Kumar has joined as Secretary General, Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) on 29th November, 2013. Shri Kumar is an IAS officer of 1993 batch from Kerala cadre. He is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering and post graduate in Thermal Engineering from IIT, Delhi.
After joining Indian Administrative Service, he has worked in number of capacities in the Revenue Department, Co-operation Department (as Managing Director of K.S. CARD Branch and Kerala Marketfed etc.), Technical Education Department, Excise Department and Department of Agriculture; all of them of Govt. of Kerala.
Shri Kumar has also served in the state of Jammu & Kashmir on deputation. Mr. Kumar has also been in the Ministries of Law & Justice, Corporate Affairs, Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Defense Production & Supplies, Railways, Women & Child Development. He was last posted in the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways under Government of India, looking after PPP policy, planning, Infrastructure financing, bidding & concessional documents in Highway Section.
Shri Kumar has also been assigned the duty of Quota Administering Authority (QAA) under the provisions of the Garment and Knitwear Export Entitlement (Quota) Policy by Government of India. Till 2004, AEPC was the Quota Monitoring Body.
He therefore brings with him vast amount of experience in handling complex administrative, financial project management and e-governments issues