A 1981-batch Indian Administration Services (IAS) officer, Gupta will assume charge on November 30, 2014 following the superannuation of outgoing Chief Secretary, Shakuntla Jakhu, who is retiring on the same day.
P.K. Gupta is presently posted as the Additional Chief Secretary, Revenue and Disaster Management and Consolidation Department.
Gupta graduated from Government College Faridkot, Punjab in 1974 and he completed his LL.B from Panjab University in the year 1977. He has also completed his MBA from Australia and M.A. (Public Administration) from USA.
Gupta has served in the capacity of Principal Secretary Home, Public Health Engineering, Labour and Employment, Technical Education, Forest and Wild Life, Environment and Tourism. He has also rendered his services as Director Public Relations, Director Industries, Managing Director of HSIIDC, Tourism,
Haryana Finance Corporation besides several other departments.
His wife, Anuradha Gupta is also a Haryana Cadre IAS officer, who is presently on deputation to Central Government and is serving at World Health Organization, Geneva Switzerland.