Archana Ramasundaram appointed CBI's Additional Director
"She is the first woman to be elevated to this level in the investigation Agency"
Senior IPS officer Archana Ramasundaram was today appointed Additional Director in the CBI, the first woman to be elevated to this level in the investigation agency.
It was homecoming for Ramasundaram, a 1980 batch officer from Tamil Nadu cadre, who had served in the agency as Deputy Inspector General and later as its first woman Joint Director and handled various cases pertaining to Economic Offences between 1999 and 2006.
Her name was strongly recommended by CBI Director Ranjit Sinha to the Department of Personnel, which oversees the functioning of the agency.
During her earlier tenure, Ramasundaram, who is at present posted as Director General in the Tamil Nadu Uniformed Service Recruitment Board, investigated Telgi stamp scam case besides other economic offence cases.
Ramasundaram’s name was cleared by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
After her return to the state in 2006, Ramasundaram, who has a tenure till October 2017, was made Additional Director General of Police.
She served in Economic Offences Wing, Administration and later in the CID. She was promoted to the rank of Director General in November 2012 and posted as the Chairperson of Tamil Nadu Uniformed Services’ Recruitment Board.
She was also the first woman joint director of the agency and deputy inspector general and later its first woman joint director.
During her tenure in Tamil Nadu CID, she along with her team had complied a book of important cases investigated by the department for 104 years from 1906 to 2010.