Shri R. P. S. Kahlon is an IAS officer of 1984 batch of West Bengal .
As an IPS officer of 1981 batch of Madhya Pradesh Cadre Shri Kahlon served Madhya Pradesh from 1981 to 1984.
As a member of Indian Administrative Service, Shri Kahlon has served the state of West Bengal in various capacities. Shri Kahlon was Principal Secretary, Transport (w.e.f. 31.1.2011 to 30.05.2011), Department of Fisheries, (w.e.f. 2004 to 31.01.2011), Department of Sports & Youth Services, Department of Fire Services, Disaster Management Department (Additional Charge with Fisheries Department), Commissioner, Health & Family Welfare, Department of Health (1999-2002), Labour Commissioner, Labour Department, (2002-2004). Shri R. P. S. Kahlon was Principal Secretary, Environment Department, Govt. of West Bengal (w.e.f. 30.05.2011 till 02.01.2013) before joining Kolkata Port Trust as Chairman on 02.01.2013
Shri Kahlon is MA in English Literature.
Shri Kahlon retired as Additional Chief Secretary to Govt. of West Bengal on 30-04-2018.