Mahendra L. Kumawat is the former Director General of the Border Security Force (BSF), the border patrol agency of the Government of India.

Previously, Mahendra L. Kumawa served as a Special Home Secretary, he was an IPS Officer of the Andhra Pradesh Cadre, and he was a member of the Anti-Naxal Commando Force. He also served as the Chairman of Rajasthan Public Service Commission and was appointed the Vice Chancellor of the Sardar Patel University of Police, Security and Criminal Justice.

Mahendra L. Kumawat was awarded the Police Medal for Meritorious Service and the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service.