Till now, he was Registrar of Newspapers of India in New Delhi.
He will lead the central government communication set up in the West Zone looking after the functioning of Press Information Bureau (PIB) and Bureau of Outreach Communication (BOC) offices in the states of Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh.
In last 30 years, he had worked in various media units of the Ministry of I&B, like DAVP, AIR News, Prasar Bharati, and the Indian Institute of Mass Communication. Earlier, Shri Desai had worked for nearly a decade in PIB Mumbai as Director and Addl. Director General looking after government communication. He was also the DG, Films Division during 2016-18.