Dr. G.C. Srivastava is a retired IAS officer with a wide and diverse experience, having held important posts and assignments like Chief Secretary, Govt. of Goa, Member Secretary, Twelfth Finance Commission in the Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India, Chairman, Tariff Commission, Vice Chairman, Central Administrative Tribunal and Secretary, Indian Council of Agricultural Research.

Dr. G.C. Srivastava (Born- July 1, 1943) Has Had A Brilliant Academic and Professional Career. After having early education in Different schools in U.P., he graduated from Lucknow University in 1959, and thereafter took Post-Graduate in Geophysics from Banaras Hindu University and in Public Administration from Punjab University. He studied at Allahabad University for his LL.B. Degree and acquired his doctorate degree in Agricultural Economics from Kanpur University. After Joining the Indian Administrative Service in 1967, He worked in different capacities in states of Assam, Mizoram and Goa as well as in the national capital territory of Delhi. He held important positions in the Ministries of Personnel, Agriculture, Commerce & Industries and Finance of Govt. of India until he Retired as Member Secretary of the Twelfth Finance Commissions on 31st December, 2004. Thereafter, he was appointed by Government of Uttaranchal as Chairman of the Second State Finance Commissions, and soon after completing the assignment, He came back to government of India as Vice Chairman of the Jabalpur Bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal, from where he retired on 30.06.2008.

Dr. Srivastava has written books on different facets of Public Administration, including Industrial Development, Agricultural Research, Municipal Administration, Panchayat Raj Institutions and Fiscal Federalism. He has traveled widely within the country and abroad and has participated in several National and International Conferences and Seminars. As the Secretary of The Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Dr. Srivastava was associated directly with the educational system of the country for five years.