Dr. A.K. Ambasht
Dr. A.K. Ambasht, an officer of Indian Forest Service from AGMUT cadre of 1987 batch has varied experience of working in different organizations/departments in States as well as in Government of India.
In the initial years of his service, while posted in Andaman & Nicobar Islands and then to U.T. of Daman, Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli he worked as Deputy Conservator of Forests with various additional charges viz. Sales Tax, Fisheries, Municipal Corporation, Tourism, Environment, Science & Technology, etc.
In Goa, he held charge of Deputy Conservator of Forests and then became Resident Commissioner of Goa in Delhi.
While on deputation, Dr. Ambasht also held various key positions in States and Centre in Ministry of Human Resources, Municipal Corporation of Delhi, Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC), Delhi Jal Board and Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC). As Director of Technical Education, he played key role establishing National Institute of Technical Teachers Training Institutes. He, in the capacity of Assessor & Collector of Delhi, launched online assessment and collection of Property Tax which was awarded best e-project by the Computer Society of India. As Member Secretary, DPCC he ensured computerization of all records and processes for online working and helped establishing six online monitoring stations for air quality parameters.
During his stint as CVO in Delhi Jal Board and ONGC he ensured transparency and took effective steps towards preventive vigilance which helped the organisation achieve Vigilance Excellence Award. During this period, he also held additional charge of Oil India, Gas Authority of India Ltd., Bharat Petroleum and Balmer & Lawrie Co.
Dr. Ambasht, worked as Chairman of Technical Committee for the finalization of auction of Schedule-I Coal Block Mines which was supervised by the Supreme Court of India.
Dr. Ambasht has done Master’s Degree in Botany from Kashi Naresh Post Graduate College Gyanpur, Gorakhpur University. He was awarded Ph. D. in Botany from Banaras Hindu University. He also holds M.Sc. in Forestry and has published 14 research papers in various national and international journals.