Shri Ajay Kumar Chauhan was appointed as an Independent [Part-time (Non-Official)] Director on the Board of IRCON by the Government of India. Shri Chauhan belongs to Indian Revenue Service (IRS) 1984 Batch and has served at senior positions in Tax administration, Investigation, Quasi-judicial, Audit, Litigation and Research divisions of the Department. He was also on deputation as the first Director General of the Competition Commission of India, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, wherein some big cases of cartel, bid rigging and abuse of dominance etc. were investigated during his tenure..
Shri Chauhan holds M.B.A degree from Graduate School of Business, University of Sydney, M.Phil. (Organization Behavior) and M.A. (Industrial Psychology) from University of Delhi, B.A. (Hons.) from Aligarh University. Further he holds several Diploma /Certificate on Advanced Management, Competition Laws & practices and Corporate Governance from Syracuse University, OECD and IIM.
He is a recipient of the prestigious Merit Scholarship awarded by Asian Development Bank, Manila and “Innovator of the year 2017” bestowed by the Commerce & Professional Institutions of Madhya Pradesh. He has been the Chairman/ Member of several committees: Competition law amendment committee, National faceless assessment scheme, Regional Economic Intelligence Council and Business process re-engineering project.