Shri. M. Dwivedi  (M.Sc., M.A., LL.B.)

Mr. Dwivedi having 38 years of his diverse and rich experience as a Tax Administrator with Government of India, is a qualified Advocate. During his long span of Government Service, apart from his executive functions, he has acted as a Member /Vice Chairman of Hon'ble Settlement Commission, Mumbai. He has given his applaudable contribution, as a Chief Commissioner of Customs, Central Excise & Service Tax Mumbai, Vadodara to the Government of India in forming various taxation policies. After retirement from the post of Vice Chairman Settlement Commission, he, being a qualified advocate has also appeared and argued on behalf of Government of India as well as private clients before Customs, Excise & Service Tax Appellate Tribunal and Settlement Commission.

Shri. Sanjay Kalra  (M.Com., LL.B.)

After serving the Government of India for about 25 years, Sh. Sanjay Kalra, Advocate took voluntary retirement from Mumbai Customs and started practicing advocacy / consultancy in field of Customs, Excise and Service Tax. During his service tenure of 21 years with Mumbai Customs, he has gained vast ground level working experience in various departments of Customs like Assessment, inspection, classification, Intelligence departments, Adjudication etc. He had represented Government for period of 4 years in hundreds of cases before Hon'ble Customs, Excise, Service Tax Appellate Tribunal, Mumbai (CESTAT). He is a regular faculty in NACEN [National Academy of Customs, Excise and Narcotics] imparting on job training to Officers of Customs and Central Excise departments. During his career with KPS Legal, he has successfully represented hundreds of clients before various Government Authorities and CESTAT.

Shri. Ashwani Kumar Prabhakar  (B.Sc., LL.M.)

Sh. Prabhakar is a qualified Advocate who took VRS from Customs, Mumbai after gaining about 25 years working experience at ground level. During his service tenure, he has shown his caliber in various sections of the Customs like Intelligence, Adjudication, Classification etc. He has been a well known JDR (Junior Departmental Representative) [Department's Advocate] in CESTAT, Mumbai who has successfully argued hundreds of cases before CESTAT.

Working Strength of KPS Legal

KPS Legal is strengthened by the following well experienced and highly qualified former Govt. Officers from Customs, Central Excise, Service Tax, DGFT, DRI and FEMA Departments and other supporting staff members.


Team Member of KPS Legal

Former Designation

 Department / experience


M. Dwivedi (Advocate)

Chief Commissioner AND
Vice-Chairman / Member

Customs, Central Excise & Service  Tax
Settlement Commission, DRI


Sanjay Kalra (Advocate)

Deptt Advocate AND

CESTAT, Customs, Banking


Ashwani Prabhakar (Advocate)

Deptt Advocate AND

CESTAT, Customs, Excise & Service Tax, Banking


Venugopal B. (Advocate)

Assistant Commissioner

Customs, Excise & Service Tax


D. R. Singh (Consultant)

Additional Commissioner

Customs, Excise & Service Tax


R.T. Golani (Consultant)

Dy. Commissioner

Customs, Excise & Service Tax


Bimal Kumar Dixit (Consultant)


Customs, Excise & Service Tax


S.R. Chaudhury (Consultant)


Customs, Excise & Service Tax


S. D. Deshpande (CE & Govt. Valuer)

Chartered Engineer

CE On Customs Panel


C. P. Pandey (Chartered Accountant)

Chartered Accountant


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