Dr. Ajay Kumar, IAS

Joint Secretary, Department of Information Technology
 Government of India
Dr. Ajay Kumar is the Joint Secretary in the Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Telecom and IT, Government of India. Prior to this, he served for almost three decades in the state government of Kerala, where he steered the industrial and technological initiatives of three departments.

Dr. Kumar has been Sub-Divisional Magistrate and District Magistrate of Tellicherry and Palakkad districts, respectively; Managing Director, Kerala State Agricultural and Rural Development Bank; Secretary, Industries Ministry; Managing Director of the state electronics development undertaking, KELTRON; and most recently, Secretary, Information Technology, Kerala Government. Dr. Kumar is credited with guiding the restructuring of several state public undertakings under Asian Development Bank programs, providing leadership to KELTRON during a critical period, and putting Kerala firmly on the path to e-governance, citizen empowerment, and full Internet connectivity.

Dr. Kumar is an IIT Kanpur alumnus. He did his MS in applied economics and PhD in business administration at the University of Minnesota, US.

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