Dr B P Maithani started his career as a Researcher in Social Science with the Centre for the Study Developing Society, New Delhi. After that, he switched to social work, as a Coordinator with the Border Area Coordination Committee of 7 National Level Gandhian Organizations. Then, he joined Pilot Research Project in Rural Growth Centre at Gandhian Institute of Studies, Varanasi and worked there for 2.5 years. After that, he joined as a lecturer in Geography in Government Post Graduate College, Pithoragarh. After 7 years of teaching, he again switched over to Research and Training as Deputy Director at National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD), Hyderabad. Later on, he became Director Centre for Micro Planning and Centre for Sustainable Rural Development, NIRD. From there he became the Founder Director of NIRD, North East India Centre, Guwahati. There he worked for about 15 years. He was also there for 5 years deputation with Council for Advancement of People's Activity and Rural Technology (CAPART) as its Member, Convener. Currently, he is the President of RTI Club, Uttarakhand.