Dr. Subhash C. Khuntia assumed office of Chairman, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India in May 2018.
He has had a career in Civil service spanning over 36 years. He has been Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka and before that he worked as Secretary (School Education and Literacy), Government of India in Ministry of Human Resource Development.
He was appointed to the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 1981 and belongs to Karnataka Cadre. In Government of Karnataka, he has served in various capacities in Departments of Finance, Revenue, Personnel, Urban Development, Rural Development and Public Works and Ports. In Government of India, he has served in Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Human Resource Development and Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas. He also served as Government nominee Director on the Boards of Indian Oil Corporation, ONGC and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation.
Dr. Khuntia is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur from where he did his post-graduation in Computer Science and Physics. He has a Ph.D. in Economics and is also a Law Graduate.