Bachelor of Science (Botany, Zoology, Chemistry), Master of Science (Botany) from University of Allahabad with 5 gold medals, M.Phil. (Public Administration) from Indian Institute of Public Administration. National Science Talent Scholarship Awardee from 1972 -1978.
Joined Indian Administrative Service in 1978 (U.P. Cadre). In 36 years of Service held progressively responsible positions in the State and Centre, which include: - Joint Director (Industries), Meerut; Joint Development Commissioner, Allahabad; District Magistrate, Ghazipur; Additional Excise Commissioner (Uttar Pradesh); Judicial Member (Board of Revenue), Uttar Pradesh; Director and Special Secretary, Cultural Affairs; Officer on Special Duty, NOIDA; Commissioner, Jhansi Division; Principal Secretary, Technical Education; Resident Commissioner, Government of Uttar Pradesh.
Director (Sugar Development Fund), Ministry of Foods; CMD of National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation and Joint Secretary in Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment; Joint Secretary and Chief Vigilance Officer in Ministry of Small Scale Industry and Director NIESBUD; Joint Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Director Indian Institute of Mass Communication; Additional Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting; Secretary, Board of Reconstruction of Public Sector Enterprises, Department of Public Enterprises and Heavy Industries.
As Secretary to Government of India, established the Department of Disability Affairs, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, GOI and superannuated on 31/12/2014.
Presently, Chairperson, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), a statutory body of GOI w.e.f. 16.09.2015