Dr CK Mathew is a highly regarded retired public servant and academic. He was the former Chief Secretary, Govt. of Rajasthan and also later served as a Visiting Professor at the Azim Premji University, Bangalore in the School of Public Policy & Governance and National Law University, Bangalore as a Visiting Faculty . Post his retirement from the Indian Administrative Service he held the position of Senior Fellow at Public Affairs Centre Bangalore & also Special Rapporteur for the Southern states, at the National Human Rights Commission, 2018.
Among various posts held by him during his distinguished years of service, he also served as the Principal Secretary of Department of IT, Govt. of Rajasthan for a tenure of 3 years and Additional Chief Secretary To Rajasthan Government, Finance & Policy Planning for a tenure of 4 years. Apart from co-authoring various important reports on governance matters he wrote a book “The Historical Evolution of the District Officer, published by the Azim Premji University, Bangalore.