Vijay Kumar Shunglu has been in the Indian Administrative Service since 1962. During his distinguished service of thirty four years in India’s premier service he has held various assignments in his allotted state Madhya Pradesh where he rose to be the Principal Secretary, Finance and Commercial Taxes. During his service he has been seconded to the Union Government where he has held various posts in the Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Finance and Cabinet Secretariat. From 1985 to 1990 he was on deputation to the Asian Development Bank. In 1993 he was promoted and appointed Special Secretary, Ministry of Power, Thereafter he was appointed Secretary, Health & Family Welfare;Secretary, Industrial Policy & Promotion and Secretary, Company Affairs. In 1994 he was alternate leader of the Indian Delegation to the International; Conference on Population and Development held in Cairo in 1994.
Inspite of all his multifarious responsibilities, Vijay Kumar Shunglu has kept up his interest in Reading, Bridge and Swimming. In 1996 he was appointed to the constitutional position of Comptroller and Auditor General of India and was sworn in by the President of India for a five year term.
Vijay Kumar Shunglu, by his dynamism and dedication has distinguished himself
as an Old Boy of the Scindia School. The Scindia School confers on Vijay Kumar Shunglu the Madhav Award, as an Old Boy of Eminence, for the year 1996.
Gwalior 21 October 1996