1988 batch IRS officer. On his promotion as Chief Commissioner, he joined CGST, Central Excise & Customs, Thiruvananthapuram Zone on 20.02.2020. Prior to his promotion, he was Principal ADG in DG Audit, Delhi Zonal Unit. He is a native of Gaya in Bihar. Some of his previous assignments include charges as Commissioner at Trichy, Mumbai (Customs), Mumbai, ST Commissionerate etc and as Commissioner (A) in Daman and Mumbai (Appeals) Commissionerate. His instrumental role in several detections of high profile cases which had implications on national security, when he was holding the charge of Additional Director, DRI, Ahmedabad during 2005-08 period has been widely appreciated. He is also honoured with the Presidential Award for distinguished record of service, in the year 2008.