Mandalika Srinivas assumed charge on March 31 as Principal Chief Commissioner of Central Excise and GST, Chennai Zone, covering the jurisdiction of Chennai and Puducherry. Prior to this, he was Chief Commissioner of Customs, Bengaluru.

He had served in various capacities in different formations of Customs, Central Excise and GST at Kochi, Kozhikode, Ballary, Coimbatore, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai.