Rentala Chandrashekhar gets additional charge of Telecom

Secretary (IT) to head Department of Telecommunication


Samir Sachdeva | September 9, 2010

Rentala Chandrasekhar, Secretary, Department of Information Technology has been given additional charge of Department of Telecommunication under the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology.

Chandrasekhar is IAS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre of 1975 batch and is credited with establishing India’s first department of information technology (DIT), in his home state.

He is also considered the architect of the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) and is winner of the prime minister’s award for public services for the prestigious e-governance project, MCA21. He joined the central government as joint secretary (e-governance) and became secretary (information technology) in June, 2009.

Chandrashekar succeeds P J thomas in DoT who has taken over as Chief Vigilance Commissioner. Appointment of Thomas had invited criticism from the opposition as Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj was against the appointment.



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