Bhubaneswar: Debi Prasad Dash, an Indian Revenue Services (Customs) officer from Odisha, has been unanimously elected as the Chairman of the Enforcement Committee of World Customs Organization (WCO).
The IRS officer, from the state of Odisha, is the first Indian customs officer to be elected to this position. He was vice-chairman of the committee for the past two years.
A 1985-batch officer, Dash earlier served as the director-general of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) and handled affairs relating to anti-smuggling and checking of black money.
He had earlier worked in the UN Security Council in New York, Commonwealth Secretariat in London, and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) In India.
Dash is also a recipient of the President’s award for his track record of distinguished performance in the world customs sector and a Merit Award from WCO.