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Co-Chair

India is currently co-chair of the GFCE and is represented by Mr. Ajay Prakash Sawhney.

GFCE co-chair from India Mr. Ajay Prakash Sawhney, Secretary MeitY

                                  

Mr. Ajay Prakash Sawhney

Ajay Prakash Sawhney is currently serving as Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). Sawhney is a Mechanical Engineer and an IAS Officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre (1984 batch). He has handled various assignments in the State of Andhra Pradesh, covering land administration, law and order and quasi-judicial functions, rural development, health & family welfare, communication & information technology, e-governance and elections etc. He played a lead role in the Total Literacy Campaign taken up in Nizamabad district in the early nineties. He has also catalysed the establishment of the International Institute of Information Technology in Hyderabad and its emergence as one of the premier institutions in computer science education and research in the country. He has spent more than ten years in assignments relating to information technology and e-governance and has led the formulation of innovative policies and implementation of several major e-governance, communications and broadband projects. He has also worked as the Principal Secretary to Chief Minister of AP after the reorganization of the State of Andhra Pradesh.

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