Uday Shankar Dutt joined the Indian Police Service in 1976 and was allotted to the Bihar Cadre. He has worked as District Superintendent of Police in four districts, namely Patna, Chapra, Darbhanga and Rohtas. He was rewarded for his contribution in prevention and detection of crime, maintenance of law & order, police welfare, training and modernisation. While with the State Government, he has been posted as Special Secretary (Home), Inspector General of Police, Wireless and Director General, Home Guards and Fire Services, Bihar.

On being selected by the Central Bureau of Investigation, he proceeded on deputation to the Union Government where he spent fourteen years supervising investigation of several cases of bribery, corruption, and financial frauds. Notable amongst these were the Harshad Mehta Bank & Stock Market Scam, MMTC export fraud, collapse of the Global Trust Bank (GTB), DSQ Software scam of preferential shares, NAFED Fraud of Merchanting Trade Transactions, Initial Public Offer (IPO) Scam, to name a few.

He shared the expertise that he had developed while investigating economic crimes by regularly contributing articles to the CBI bulletin, an in-house publication. He wrote on i) Bank Scam Cases; ii) White Collar Crime; iii) One-time settlement of outstanding loans; iv) Sub-Prime Crisis; and v) Ethics and Corruption in Corporate Governance. A sought-after speaker, he has delivered lectures on the aforesaid topics at several training centres and institutions. He continues to do so.

On superannuation from the Indian Police Service, his services were sought by several organisations. He became 1. Member of the Advisory Board on Bank, Commercial and Financial Frauds of the Reserve Bank of India, 2. Member of the Committee of Experts constituted by the Central Vigilance Commission, Government of India, to examine proposals of Ministries/Departments/Organizations, for scrutiny of prosecution sanctions, 3. Independent External Monitor (IEM) with Coal India Ltd. for its subsidiary – South Eastern Coalfields, to oversee the Integrity Pact Program, and, 4. Independent Director in Edelweiss Housing Finance Ltd. & Edelweiss Agri Chain Value Ltd.

As a Strategic Advisor to GTL Infrastructure Ltd. and affiliates, he made policies for compliance and corruption free operation of telecom towers.

Since October 2012, he is an Advisor with Ernst & Young, Gurugram. In that capacity he has worked on several projects pertaining to investigation of bribery, corruption and financial frauds  in corporates and banks. He  has conducted master classes across the country for corporates on the Whistle Blowing Act, Prevention of Sexual Harassment of Women at workplace Act, The Companies Act, Awareness of Law and Police Procedures.

Dutt is an acknowledged leader in making policies, identifying red flags and early warning signals for mitigating risks in frauds. He has a long experience and specialised skill sets in investigation of white collar crimes.

He did his schooling from St. Edward’s School, Shimla. Dutt is a gold medalist in both B.Sc. and M.Sc. honours in Geology, from Punjab University, Chandigarh.  He was adjudged as the best outdoor probationer at the National Police Academy, Hyderabad. He is the recipient of Indian Police Medal for Meritorious Service and President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service.