M.L. Gupta, MA (English Lit.) has more than 35 years of experience of teaching and being a part of the Indian civil service. He worked as Lecturer in English early on his career teaching undergraduate students. In 1972, he joined the civil services and served in various ministries like the Industries Ministry, Social Justice and Empowerment and finally the Home Ministry, serving for nearly 10 years as Joint Secretary till his retirement in 2006.