Given her unusual amalgam of literary creativity and financial panache, Rachna Singh defies the conventional image of a writer. She accomplished her Masters in English Literature from Punjab University with a gold medal for academic excellence and a special medal for distinction in Linguistics. It was an encore as her MPhil in English Literature also won her a gold medal.
However, providence delineated a completely diverse trajectory. She joined the Indian Revenue Service in 1991, and after imbibing the intricacies of finance, taxation, economics and law at the National Police Academy, Hyderabad and National Academy of Direct Taxes, she joined as Assistant Commissioner Income Tax. Currently, Commissioner Income Tax, in these 25 years in her parent department, she not only updated her skills in financial matters but also equipped herself with a doctorate.