Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Shri J Satyanarayana IAS appointed as Secretary Department of Information Technology

           In a welcome extremely progressive move, Shri J Satyanarayana has been appointed as the Secretary, Department of Information Technology, Government of India. He succeeds , Shri R. Chandrasekhar another e-Governance heavyweight.

          Shri J Satyanarayana has been a pioneer in the field of implementation of e-Governance projects and as early as the late 1990s, he implemented Computerisation of the Registration Department of Andhra Pradesh, better known as the CARD Project. Later between 2000-2003, he was part of the SWAT e-Governance team of Shri Chandrababu Naidu, the then CM of Andhra Pradesh and he and his team implemented numerous pioneering and landmark e-Governance programs which among others included the e-Seva Project and the e-Procurement platform.

          In 2003 he founded the National Institute of Smart Governance and his magic and golden hand continued in this nascent institution. Between 2003-08, NISG was involved with virtually every important e-Governance initiative of the Government of India, including the computerisation of the Ministry of Company Affairs, one of the largest computerisation initiatives, Passport Seva, computerisation of the Passport Department.

           Mr. J Sathyanarayana is a great believer in the concept of Public Private Partnership for execution of e-Governance projects.

           Mr. J Satyanarayana is an IAS officer of the 1977 batch of Andhra Pradesh Cadre, in addition to conceptualising and implementing e-Governance projects, he has contributed extensively to the thought leadership in the e-Governance domain by writing many books, delivering training programs and contributing extensively in seminars and discussion forums on e-Governance

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