Profile of Shri Ashok Nath FORMER IAS OFFICER OF UT CADRE
SHRI ASHOK NATH ( IAS Retd. )
After the stint in Mussoorie did district training in Meerut district. First law and order experience . Violent CPM led labour trouble in Modinagar. Police firing killed 4. Hundreds injured including policemen. Judicial enquiry.
Next posting in Delhi as SDM-1968. Ordered lathicharge on SSP demonstrators trying to rush towards Parliament House. Another Judicial enquiry. Also notices from speakers of Lok Sabha and six assemblies of various states for arresting MPs/MLAs. Transferred to Tripura.
1978- posted to Mizoram. The insurgency was at its peak. Only a couple of years earlier the IG, DIG, SP were shot in office by the MNF. We had to move around with armed escorts. The office and the house well guarded by the CRPF. To cap it all we as DCs had Sessions power and I had several cases of MNF in my court. It was really scary.
1982-83 did a one year course in Swansea College, Wales, UK. Obtained my degree in M.Sc in Economics.
Joined Ministry of Home Affairs as Joint Secy. being in charge of UT division, being the first and the last UT officer to man this post, I helped in my small way Shri Balakrishnan, legal advisor., to draft the NCT of Delhi Act. Home Ministry is the cadre controlling authority for UT cadre officers and the JS is the kingpin.