Mr. Chaturvedi was appointed by the Government of India as Member, Planning Commission in June 2007, and of the Finance Commission in November 2007. He has a Master's degree in Physics. He was previously Cabinet Secretary (2004-2007), the highest position in the Civil service of India.
Mr. Chaturvedi's experience is rich, multifaceted and includes both Government and the corporate world. He has been Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministries of Finance, Education and Petroleum and Natural Gas. He was also a Member of the India's Atomic Energy and Space Commissions.