Ashok Kumar Manoli, IAS

Principal Secretary to Government
 Department of IT, BT and S&T,
 Government of Karnataka
Ashok Kumar Manoli, IAS, is the Secretary for information technology and bio-technology for the Government of Karnataka. He started his career as an engineer in ITI Limited. He joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1982 and has since served in several key positions in Karnataka.

Manoli has keen interest in people’s empowerment and has been interested in rural development and Panchayat Raj.

Responsible for the development of two of the major development portfolios, namely information technology and bio-technology, Manoli has been the driving force behind many new IT initiatives in the state. In 2009, he took a major initiative to make Bangalore the information security capital of India by organizing the widely-acclaimed Bangalore Cyber Security Summit.

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