N. Vinodkumar, IPoS, has today (April 03, 2023) assumed leadership of Mormugao Port Authority, Goa, one of the country’s key ports under the administrative control of the Government of India’s Department of Ports, Shipping and Waterways. .
N. Vinodkumar belonged to the Indian Postal Service in 1994 and was appointed Joint Secretary of the Government of India in 2017.
He is from Kerala and graduated 4th in Science from the University of Kerala and improved it to 3rd during postgraduate studies. He won the India Junior Research Fellowship from the University Grants Commission to further his research work in science and received the Ph.D. in geology.
After a brief stint in the Indian Customs Service, he joined the Indian Postal Service in 1994 after being selected in the 1993 Indian Civil Service Examination. Since then he has worked in various capacities at Indian Post, Ministry of Communications and IT, Government of India.
He has worked at India Post for over 28 years managing a large network of post offices and staff. He gained multicultural experience working in the North (New Delhi), East (Assam), West (Maharashtra & Goa) and South (Kerala & Karnataka) of the country, guiding people from different ethnic backgrounds. From July 2017 to June 2021 he worked as Postmaster General in Goa region. He has extensive experience in administration, human resources management and training, technology management, international postal operations, logistics operations, postal banking, finance and life insurance fund administration.
He has represented India on UPU committees and platforms such as the Asia-Pacific Postal Business and International Post Corporation forums. He has been invited as a speaker more than once to speak at seminars in Bangkok (2018) and Singapore (2019) on e-commerce, postal innovation and logistic operations. His article “Transforming People and Post for the Planet” in Reinventing the Post Building a sustainable future, published in May 2015, attracted a lot of attention. In addition to his work in the public service, his passion is high-altitude trekking. He graduated from the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute in Darjeeling with an A grade in mountaineering training in 2000 and was selected by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2007 as a liaison officer to lead a pilgrimage team to Kailash Mansarovar. He has also successfully completed several other high altitude treks including Everest Base Camp, Nepal at an altitude of 18500 feet above MSL in November 2019.