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Central Information Commission

Shri Yashovardhan Azad

Shri Yashovardhan Azad
Information Commissioner

Room No.414, IV Floor,
CIC Bhawan
Baba Gangnath Marg
Munirka, New Delhi-110067
Phone :- 011 - 26162662
Telefax :- 011 - 26717356
E-mail :- yashovardhanazad@nic.in

Curriculum Vitae

Name Yashovardhan Azad
Date of Birth 12th March, 1954
Education Qualification
  • B.A.(Hons) Economics, Delhi University
  • M.A.(Economics), Delhi School of Economics
  • Master in Management, Asian Institute of Management, Manila
Area of Eminence Administration, Governance and Business Management

Work Experience

  • Member of 1976 batch of Indian Police Service – Madhya Pradesh Cadre. Served in various capacities in the State:

    • as Superintendent of Police in four districts supervising crime, law and order and related issues (1979-1986).
    • as Deputy Inspector General of Police, Bhopal range covering four districts i.e. Bhopal, Sehore, Raisen and Vidisha (1994-96 ).
    • as Director, Youth and Sports, Government of Madhya Pradesh (1996-97 ).
  • Inducted as Deputy Secretary/ Director, Joint Intelligence Committee, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India (1986-92)
  • Served as Special Assistant to the Union Minister of Environment, Government of India (1992-1993)
  • Joined the Intelligence Bureau in 1997 - dealt with a range of issues pertaining to National Security while serving at various desks. Later served as Additional Director/ Special Director, Intelligence Bureau (2008-12), supervising/ handling various fields relating to Governance, Management and National Security
  • Last posting as Secretary (Security), Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India (2012-13). In the same capacity was designated as the Convener of National Crisis Management Committee, headed by the Cabinet Secretary


Recipient of the

  • President's Police Medal for Distinguished service in 2002.
  • Indian Police Medal for Meritorious service in 1994.