Dhirendra Kumar is a retired IFS Officer. Before Joining to the forest services, he did his Post Graduation in Geology from Ranchi University and then served as lecturer at St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi. He was special secretary, Department of Industry, Govt. of Jharkhand for nine years. He was also holding the charge of Director Sericulture, Handloom & Handicraft, Govt. of Jharkhand. Mr. Kumar is the founder M.D. of Jharcraft, a state government undertaking. He was M.D. of Jharcraft for approximately nine years. Under Mr. Kumar’s leadership Jharcraft became the torch bearer of rural employment in the state of Jharkhand, supporting more than three lakh artisans & weavers. Jharcraft became a national brand.