Dr. Srivastava, Professor and Director, NCERT, has experience of about 25 years of active service which includes, as Lecturer in Statistics(1993-2001) at Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramoday Vishwavidyalaya; Reader in Educational Statistics (2001-2006) and Professor of Educational Survey (2006 onwards), at NCERT. He has served as Head of the Educational Survey Division (ESD) of NCERT and was also involved through projects of the department. Dr. Srivastava has done all his university education from Banaras Hindu University and earned B.A. (Hons.) in Statistics, M.A. (Statistics) and a Ph.D. in Statistics.