Sujata Mehta is a Member of India's Union Public Service Commission. Prior to this, till she retired from the Indian Foreign Service in February 2017, she was a career diplomat with experience in both the multilateral and bilateral fields in different capacities across a broad range of subjects. She was designated as Secretary (West) in India's Ministry of External Affairs in January 2016, and her areas of responsibility included oversight of activities at the UN in New York, Geneva, Vienna as also all other UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes. Other multilateral groupings handled by her included the G-20, the European Union and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. She was in charge of India's bilateral relations with countries in Europe, the Central Asian Republics and the Caucasus as well as the Legal & Treaties and Protocol Divisions of the Ministry of External Affairs.
She earlier served as Secretary, and Additional Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs (2013 -2015) overseeing the development cooperation programmes and activities pursued by the Foreign Ministry's Development Partnership Administration, all economic diplomacy activities and was India's BRICS Sherpa.