He was born on 07th August, 1948. He completed his graduation in B.A. (Honors) Political Science and got appointed for Indian Administrative Service (IAS) on 15th July, 1972. Before his selection in the Indian Administrative Service in 1972, he held several prominent postings starting from District Magistrate to Chief Secretary, Uttar Pradesh, both in the State of Uttar Pradesh and Government of India. In the State of Uttar Pradesh, he held respected positions such as District Magistrate, Commissioner, Trade Tax and Secretary in the Departments of Institutional Finance, Panchayat, Science & Technology Department of Cooperation etc. and the Chief Executive of New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (NOIDA), and Commissioner, Meerut Division.

At the Government of India level, he worked as Director, Youth Affairs from the year 1986 to 1991 and Director General, Nehru Yuva Kendra Sanghathan. In January 1998, he was posted as Managing Director of the National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) and worked till January 2003. He also worked as Chairman in Indian Potash Ltd. Thereafter, he went back to UP and worked as Principal Secretary in Public Sector Enterprises, Principal Secretary in Food & Civil Supply; and Principal Secretary and Commissioner Welfare, UP from March 2003 to January 2004. In January 2004, he took over as Additional Secretary in Ministry of Defence and Government of India and worked till November 2004. From December 2004 to June 2007, he worked as Additional Secretary & Financial Adviser for Ministry of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Environment & Forests. He worked as Secretary, Parliamentary Affairs from 31st October 2006 to 30th June, 2007 in Government of India. From 1st July, 2007 to 23rd May 2008, he worked as Chief Secretary, Government of Uttar Pradesh. He is a crusader against corruption. He did not hesitate to quit the post of Chief Secretary, U.P. to uphold the highest principles and traditions of service.

He held the position of Chairman in Indian Potash Limited, which is a national level organization engaged in import of fertilizers. He also served as a Director on the Board of Directors of National level organizations such as IFFCO, KRIBHCO, NAFED, FAI etc.

He had been the Chairman of the Regional Network for Development of Agricultural Cooperatives in the Asia and the Pacific Region (NEDAC) of the FAO for two years from November 1999 to September 2001 and held the position of Co-Chairman of NEDAC (FAO) from 2001 to 2003.

He was also on the Board of Directors of Air India Ltd., Indian Airlines Ltd., I Air Transport Services Ltd., Airport Authority of India, Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd., Hotel Corporation of India, India Tourism Development Corporation.

He has written various papers in international/national workshops and seminars and has also written a spiritual book titled “EK DRISTIKON”

He was appointed in UPSC in August 2008 and demitted his office in August 2013.Presently he is associated with the activities of Noida Lok Manch, an important NGO of Noida, U.P. The activities includes looking after the Noida Public Library, 3 Sanskar schools, management of Antim Niwas, Community Radio Centre in Greater Noida and adoption of villages for integrated all-round development of the area. He takes keen interest in education and value orientation of the students. He also guides students who are keen to take civil services as a career.