The Secretariat manages day-to-day activities and support functions of TSDSI. Secretariat or the office of the Director (or Secretary) General acts as an interface between Governing Council and the Study Groups.

Director General

Name:    Ms. Pamela Kumar



An alumnus of PEC Chandigarh, Rutgers University and IIM Bangalore, Pamela brings with her an experience of 30+ years in the communications, computers and semiconductor industry. She spent the first 10 years of her career at AT&T, Bell Labs in USA and at C-DOT in Bangalore. Later, she held leadership positions in Texas Instruments, India, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, India and IBM India. She also did a short stint at Network Programs and Alliance Semiconductors.

Pamela is the Founding Chair and current Vice President of Cloud Computing Innovation Council of India (CCICI). She is also on the Governing Boards of Indian Financial Technologies and Allied Services (IFTAS) and PEC University of Technology. She is the Bharti Chair for IT Research and Member Research Council, UIET, Punjab University. She also mentors Startups in the ICT space.

Pamela was the first ever appointee from India in the IEEE Standards Association - Board of Governors, as the Member at large for 2011-12. She has also been the Chair for IEEE Computer Society and in the executive committee of IEEE Bangalore Section. Currently she is the Vice Chair of IEEE Bangalore section and is a member of the IEEE Charles Steinmetz Awards Committee. 

Former Director General

Prof. Abhay Karandikar, Acting Director General (Nov 2015-Jan 2017)

Dr. Asok Chatterjee, Former Director General (Mar 2014-Nov 2015)

TSDSI Secretariat

Name: Ms. Jayeeta Saha


Designation : Manager, Standards

Name: Mr. B. S. Chauhan


Designation : Executive Director, Operations

Name: Mr. Harsh Kumar


Designation : Asst. Manager, Administration and Finance

Name: Ms. Bindoo Srivastava


Designation : General Manager, Programs and Operations

Name: Ms. Ayushi Sharma


Designation : IT Engineer