Mr. Rajendra Kumar Gupta joined Government of India as an Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) officer in the year 1974 and put in more than 38 years of service in different capacities dealing with various matters relating to indirect taxes. He held many important positions, which include Director General (Export Promotion), Director General (Safeguards), Chief Commissioner of Central Excise and Service Tax, Jaipur, Joint Secretary (COFEPOSA and PITNDPS), Commissioner of Customs, Delhi, Director (Trade Policy Division), Ministry of Commerce, Deputy Director (DGAE) and Assistant Director (DRI), besides being Advisor to IPCL. He has also worked as a consultant for UN-ESCAP for drafting Safeguard law for Myanmar.
Mr. Gupta, currently associated as an advisor with Vikram Solar, received Presidential Appreciation Certificate for Specially Distinguished Record of Service in the year 1991.
He retired from the post of Chairman, Settlement Commission (Customs & Central Excise), Ministry of Finance, Government of India, in Sept. 2012.