Mr. Prabhat Kumar, as member of the prestigious Indian Administrative Service, has vast experience in handling constitutional and governance responsibilities. He has held several high offices in the union and state government. He was Principal Secretary (Home) in the Uttar Pradesh Government. He held the coveted position of the Cabinet Secretary in the Govt. of India during 1998-2000. After his retirement, Mr. Prabhat Kumar held the position of Governor of Jharkhand from 2000 to 2002.