Digital India is one of the most transformational programme of the Government of India, which has touched the lives of billion plus people in positive manner. The webinar provided the glimpse of Digital India, its major projects and their impact on the citizens, businesses and governance.
Mr. M. S. Rao, IAS is an Engineering Graduate from IIT, Kharagpur and is an MBA in Project Management from the University of Hull, UK. He is Indian Administrative Service 1987 batch officer currently as Additional Secretary rank in Government of India. In his till date work experience he has served in various capacities in the State of Assam & Meghalaya, where his last assignment was Additional Chief Secretary, Home and Political to the Government of Meghalaya.
Presently, Mr. Rao is working as President & CEO, National e-Governance Division(NeGD), Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Govt of India and spearheading the implementation of Digital India programme in the country. The work include technical & IT support to Central Government Ministries/Departments as well as to State Governments. He is directly managing and monitoring the operations of many big eGovernance initiatives namely Digilocker (providing virtual space on cloud to every citizen to ensure paperless governance), Unified Mobile App for Next Generation (UMANG) - enabling delivery of 300+ government services through single mobile interface, NcoG Platform - Geospatial Information platform for geo-enablment & fast decision making through various databases. He is also leading the team to implement India Enterprise Archiecture (INDEA), Open API platform and use of artificial intellegence(AI) in social sectors namely education, agriculture, health, natual language processing, transportation and energy.
Shantanu is a professional incumbent with a profound knowledge in implementation of Knowledge Management system. At present he is working as the Fellow in the Knowledge Management Division of TERI and recipient of "Roll of Honour" for outstanding contribution in the organization. Shantanu has handled several leading projects of TERI. He has been an integral part of the projects of bi-lateral, multi-lateral and government bodies, in setting up their knowledge management systems, database management systems and devising communication strategy and content management. He has also developed several Professional Development Programmes, and given a new dimension to the capacity building programmes. An excellent orator in Infopreneurship, Knowledge Management, Business Communication Strategy, Project Management and Social Media Marketing and Digital Marketing.