Krishan Kumar (IAS:PB:1997) is appointed as CMD, APEDA (Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority). Earlier Sumanta Chaudhuri’s (IAS:WB:1985) name was finalised for the post but Government of West Bengal did not give clearance for extension of central deputation.
In his first stint in the rank of Joint Secretary Krishan Kumar replaces Santosh Kumar Sarangi (IAS:OR:1994) as CMD, APEDA.
Currently he is serving in PMO as Director. Krishan Kumar’s innovative program “Padho Punjab” was much applauded in Punjab which aimed at catching the interest of students through illustrations in books.