Ms. Sujata Mehta,
Joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1980 after earning a Master of Philosophy in Political Science.
Served in Indian Missions in Moscow, Dhaka and at the UN in New York.
Served as Under Secretary and Joint Secretary in MEA and as Deputy Secretary/Director and as Joint Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office.
Also served on deputation to the UN in Gaza and in New York.
Served as Ambassador to Spain and as Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva before returning to Headquarters in July 2013 as Additional Secretary and later Special Secretary.
Was appointed Secretary (ER) in MEA in February 2014 and has taken charge as Secretary (West) in the Ministry on January 11, 2016.