Rajesh Aggarwal

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Rajesh Aggarwal
Born (1966-11-12) 12 November 1966 (age 54)
Occupation Indian Administrative Service
Religion Hinduism
Spouse(s) Meenakshi Gupta Aggarwal
Children 2

Rajesh Aggarwal (born 12 November 1966) is an officer of 1989 Batch of Indian Administrative Service,[1] has been very active in eGovernance for more than a decade. He has held various positions including Secretary, Accounts and Tresauries, Finance Department, Government of Maharasthra, Secretary (ADF), Government of Maharashtra, Additional CEO, National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI), Director, Election Commission of India, P.S. to MoS(Rural Development), Deputy Special Commissioner, Maharashtra Sadan, District Collector, Akola, CEO, Zilla Parishad, Jalgaon, Asstt. Collector, Dapoli (Dist. Ratnagiri).[2]


He did B.Tech in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (1983–1987)[3] before drifting to Indian Administrative Service[4] in 1989. In Indian Institute of Technology Delhi his thesis was on Natural Language Understanding.[5]



After joining IAS he did few IT Projects with the help from district NIC Team.


During his stint as Election Commission of India, New Delhi he developed lot of Fuzzy Matching Techniques to dedupe the voter list, worked with large database (700 million voters and 500 million photographs)[6] in more than a dozen Indian languages, executed Photo. Rolls Project Voters ID with Photo he also convinced delimitation Commission to make new Assembly and Parliament boundaries using GIS Maps from Census of India.[7]


He managed Internet Exchange of India where [8][9][10] worked with a team to dramatically decreased Domestic Internet traffic packets going outside the country, increased the number of .IN domain names considerably and introduced forward looking policies in both the fields.[11]


He was back in state government. he also got additional charge of two weeks in Social Justice department.[12][13] For a short time of span he was as Secretary Accounts and Treasuries his focus was on making Treasuries cheque-less going totally electronic on Receipts and Payment side.[14]


He was appointed as an IT Secretary of Maharashtra.[15][16] His tenure as CIO of the state Government saw Maharashtra rising to the top of eGovernance in the Country it was number one in Unique Identification Authority of India as no of CSC and electronic payment and receipts in the country and very strong in eTendering, eoffice, use of Cloud IPv6. State’s eGov initiatives have bagged more than 100 National and International Awards in last two years.[17]


He has moved to Delhi in Government of India as Joint Secretary Financial Service [18][19] and Mission Director of Flagship Initiative of Financial Inclusion (Prime Minister Jandhan Yojana). He is also taken charge as acting CMD of NIC.[20]

Notable awards

Personal life

He is married to Meenakshi Gupta Aggarwal and has two children.


  1. http://www.nasscom.in/sites/default/files/Speakers/Rajesh_Aggarwal.pdf
  2. http://egov.eletsonline.com/KnowledgeExchange/speakers/rajesh-agarwal/
  3. http://www.governancenow.com/views/interview/there-no-shortage-money-rolling-out-any-e-governance-project
  4. http://persmin.nic.in/ersheet/MultipleERS.asp?HiddenStr=01MH039500
  5. http://fuelproject.org/gilt2013/speaker
  6. http://fuelproject.org/gilt2013/speaker
  7. http://fuelproject.org/gilt2013/speaker
  8. http://isocindiachennai.org/?p=54e
  9. http://i4d.eletsonline.com/interview-rajesh-aggarwal-additional-ceo-nixi/
  10. http://egov.eletsonline.com/KnowledgeExchange/speakers/rajesh-agarwal/
  11. http://fuelproject.org/gilt2013/speaker
  12. http://www.skilldevelopment.gov.in/who.html
  13. http://fuelproject.org/gilt2013/speaker
  14. http://fuelproject.org/gilt2013/speaker
  15. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/IT-to-keep-graft-at-bay-CM/articleshow/45263883.cms?
  16. http://tech.firstpost.com/news-analysis/maha-govt-to-launch-aaple-sarkar-app-on-26-jan-will-address-public-grievances-249940.html
  17. http://www.unesco-ci.org/ict-pwd/rajesh-aggarwal
  18. http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/centre-appoints-transfers-11-babus-in-fresh-rejig/article1-1305186.aspx
  19. http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/mid-level-bureaucratic-reshuffle-at-centre-115010901333_1.html
  20. http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/rajesh-aggarwal-takes-charge-as-acting-cmd-of-nic-115060301073_1.html
  21. http://www.dqindia.com/editors-choice-cio-excellence-awards/
  22. http://www.telegraphindia.com/external/display.jsp?mode=details&id=37598#.VeqY3pcpt_k
  23. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/computerworlds-2014-premier-100-awards-140000735.html
  24. http://www.freepressjournal.in/rajesh-aggarwal-secretary-it-govt-of-maharashtra-top-global-cio/
  25. http://businesswireindia.com/news/news-details/rajesh-aggarwal-secretary-it-govt-maharashtra-top-global-cio/37598
  26. http://www.indiatechonline.com/it-happened-in-india.php?id=1221ref