Devendra DUTT, IRS, based in New Delhi, India, is currently the Secretary of Institute for Narcotics Studies and Analysis (INSA). INSA is an apolitical, independent and academic non-governmental organisation to promote and conduct research, inter alia, on the development of the current global polices concerning narcotics from a broad inter-disciplinary perspective, including socio, cultural, economic and geopolitical aspects.
Mr. Dutt has held the following positions throughout his distinguished career:
Member (Customs, Anti-smuggling & Export Promotion) Central Board of Excise & Customs, Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, Government of India, New Delhi from August, 2006 to March, 2008.
Member, Board of Approvals of Special Economic Zones, Ministry of Commerce, Government of India from August, 2006 to March, 2008.
Director Drug Advisory Programme, Colombo Plan Secretariat, Colombo, Sri Lanka – assisting Colombo Plan countries in the Asia Pacific region in tackling the problem of drug trafficking and its abuse from March 2008 to July 2008.
Served with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime for five years between 2000 to 2005 assisting the SAARC countries in building capacities to tackle the problems of diversion of precursor chemicals in particular and production, trafficking and abuse of illicit drugs, in general.
Chief Commissioner of Customs, Gujarat from Sep 2005 to August 2006.
Deputy Director General (Enforcement) Narcotics Control Bureau from November 1995-2000, dealing with drug law, intelligence, investigations and coordination with law enforcement agencies including State Police forces, Central Police Organizations, Border Security Force, Armed Forces, etc.
From 1974 to 2008, served with Indian Revenue Service in different field and Ministerial jobs.
Indian Army in 1967 and served as a Commissioned Officer from 1968 to 1974.
Received President of India award on Republic Day, 1989 for distinguished record of service and devotion to duty.
Received Certificates of Appreciation from Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice, Govt of United States in June/July 1989 for outstanding contribution in the field of drug law enforcement.
Received Commendation Certificate from the Central Board of Excise and Customs, Government of India for the work done in the field of Anti-Smuggling, Tax Evasion and Illicit Traffic in Foreign Exchange, Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances.
Awarded Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship for Drug Abuse Control Programme at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA (August 1989 to December 1989).