Shashi Kant Sharma to be new IT secretary

R Chandrashekhar to be full time Telecom Secretary


Samir Sachdeva | September 22, 2010

Shashi Kant Sharma, currently DG (Acquisition) in the Ministry of Defence is tipped to be the new IT Secretary, as per sources within the Department of Information Technology. He will be taking over from R.Chandrashekar who will be given the full charge of the Telecom portfolio. Chandrashekar has taken the additional charge of telecom after PJ Thomas, the then telecom secretary took over as Chief Vigilance Commissioner.

Shashi Kant Sharma, apart from working in Ministry of Defence has also worked with the Department of Administrative Reforms & PG, Ministry of Urban Affairs, Department of Youth & Sports at the Centre. He is an Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officer of Bihar (1976) cadre.

Industry analysts say that the change of gaurd may also bring a change in country's approach on e-governance and direction of implementation of national e-governance plan(NeGP). Chandrashekar had been driving the country's e-governance programme since 2003 and had been instrumental in giving a big push to NeGP.



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