He has more than 30 years of experience of working in the Government of India and retired as Member CESTAT. He was Chief Commissioner, Ahmedabad ADG- DRI, and diplomat before joining CESTAT. · He is a recipient of several national and international awards/recognitions. including the Presidential Award, the Finance Minister’s Gold Medal, and certificates for distinguished service from the World Customs Organisation (WCO), FBI (USA), and the Indirect tax administrations of USA, U.K. and Canada. · In TLC, he is actively associated with advisory and litigation work relating to Customs, Excise and Service Tax Laws.