An IAS officer from M.P. Cadre, she retired as Secretary of School Education and Literacy Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India. Starting her career as Lecturer in the Department of History, Rajasthan University, she has worked extensively in the social sector especially culture and school education, serving in the Departments of Culture, Women, Child development, Health, Social Justice and Empowerment. Prior to her elevation as the Secretary in HRD, she was the Director General of Archeological Survey of India. She is the chairperson of the Task Force on Restructuring of the National Council for Teacher Education Member of Institute Body, AIIMS – Bhopal, Chairperson of Rangasri Little Ballet troupe Trust, Member of Governing Board – PRADAN, Centre fior Equity Studies and other institutions.