Aruna Sundararajan

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Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications, Government of India

Aruna Sundararajan is 1982 batch, Kerala cadre Indian Administrative Service officer. She is currently appointed as Secretary to the Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications, Government of India. She was also the Secretary to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology of the Government of India.

Ms. Sundararajan was instrumental in establishing the IT department of Kerala way back in 1998. As Kerala’s founding IT Secretary, she had conceived and spearheaded the Akshaya project, first started in the rural district of Malappuram, Kerala, India, and subsequently extended to the entire state. Akshaya was the largest e-literacy project of its kind where over 1 million people were trained in basic digital skills on a campaign mode. Akshaya also catalysed one of the largest known Internet Protocol (IP) based rural wireless networks in the world. Akshaya has received domestic and international acclaim as one of the most pioneering and digitally transformation projects globally. Ms. Sundararajan was also instrumental in establishing the IITMK, and the InfoPark, Kochi, which changed the IT landscape of the state of Kerala and in initiating the SMART City project, Kochi. She had held many important positions including the Country Head of the Global E schools Initiative of the UN and CEO of the prestigious Common Service Centre Project under the National E-Governance Project, of the Government of India.

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