Kaushal Kumar Mathur has been an officer in the Indian Administrative service since 1960. He did his masters from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University and Post Graduate studies from Princeton University, USA in Economic Planning, Economic Development and Financial Management. Later, in service, he was selected for a special course St. the Harvard University in USA.
During his long and distinguished service in the Indian Administrative Service, he has held very many important positions in financial management , planning and industrial management in Government. These include, Secretary and director of Industries, Delhi Administration; Director, Union Ministry of Industries; Joint Secretary (Navy), Ministry of Defence, Chief Secretary, Goa, Daman & Diu; Chief Secretary, Delhi; Special Secretary, Department of Power; and Special Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs.
In 1991, he took over the assignment of Secretary, Government of India in the Department of Family Welfare, where he was widely regarded as a Dynamic officer, who had pushed the country towards the self proclaimed goal of a reduction in population growth, a step that was noticed by a large number of world bodies, including the Asia-Pacific Conference held at Bali, Indonesia in 1992. During his service he has also served as Development Adviser to the Royal Government of Bhutan for four years.
Inspite of his busy schedule as a senior officer in the Indian Administrative Service, he has kept up his interest in literature, music, hiking, dramatics and games. He authored a book ‘Nicobar Islands’ published by the National Book Trust, which was translated into six other Indian languages. He has also written various short stories in various Hindi magazines. Kaushal Kumar Mathur, by his dedicated and long service to the Government and the nation, has distinguished himself as an Old Boy of The Scindia School.
The Scindia School confers on Kaushal Kumar Mathur, The Madhav Award, as an Old Boy of Eminence for the year 1992.