Mr. Rajesh Aggarwal

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Rajesh-Aggrawal

Mr. Rajesh Aggarwal

Secretary, Department of Information Technology, Government of Maharashtra

A 1989-batch IAS officer, Rajesh Aggarwal has been a staunch supporter of IT initiatives in administration throughout his career. During his initial field postings (1991-1998) he did various small IT projects with help from district NIC teams. During his stint as Executive, Election Commission of India (2003-07), he worked on techniques for de-duplication of voter lists, executed Photo Rolls project and convinced Delimitation Commission to make new Assembly and Parliament boundaries using GIS Maps from Census of India. His short stint as Secretary, Accounts & Treasuries, made him focus on making treasuries cheque-less, going totally electronic on Receipts and Payment sides. Now, as IT Principal Secretary Maharashtra he is focusing on IT Fundamentals.

Under his leadership as Secretary (IT) Maharashtra, the State has risen to the top of eGovernance ecosystem in the country. It is now #1 in Aadhaar, number of CSCs, and electronic payments and receipts in the country, and very strong in eTendering, eOffice, use of Cloud, IPv6 etc. Rajesh Aggarwal has written about 50 judgments as Adjudicating Officer under IT Act, which have got wide coverage in media.

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