He has previously worked as DGP/Puducherry, DGP/ Mizoram, Special C.P. Intelligence, Economic Offence Wing and Special Cell, Delhi. He also worked as Addl.DG/Andaman and Nicobar Island.Shri Srivastava has served Cabinet Secretariat for nine years and handled sensitive assignments. He did Economics (Hons.) from St. Stephens College, University of Delhi followed by M.A. (Economics) from Delhi School of Economics and LL.B. from Delhi University.