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Rajendra Kumar

Joint Secretary (e-Gov), Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India
Dr. Rajendra Kumar is a senior officer in the Indian Administrative Service (I.A.S.) and is currently working as the Joint Secretary (e-Gov) in the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), Government of India.

He leads the entire Digital India, e-governance and technology development for Indian languages initiatives at the national level and is responsible for the overall implementation of the flagship Digital India Programme and National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) of the Government of India.

He has conceptualized and implemented several major e-governance initiatives in the country. These include the new Digital Locker initiative aimed at providing a private space on a public cloud to all residents for storing and sharing government issued documents, the new Mobile Seva project aimed at bringing all government services on the mobile platform, E-Pramaan for electronic authentication of all users of e-governance services, and localization aimed at promoting the usage of Indian languages in e-governance and mobile based services. Prior to his current assignment, he has held senior positions in district administration and state government in Tamil Nadu.   
 
Dr. Kumar has received a number of academic and professional awards at national and international levels during his career. Most recently, he received the UN Public Service Award in 2014 for the Mobile Seva project conceptualized and implemented by him.   
 
Dr. Kumar holds a PhD in international economic development and regional planning and an MCP from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, an MTech in Management and Systems from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, and a BTech in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur. He has published a book and several articles in international journals.