Rajesh Khullar

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Rajesh Khullar
Born (1963-08-31) 31 August 1963 (age 57)
Nationality Indian
Alma mater Panjab University
Occupation Bureaucrat
Employer Government of India
Organization Indian Administrative Service

Rajesh Khullar (RK Khullar) is a senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer and author. He is the current Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar.[1] Previously, he served as Joint Secretary in the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India.

Biography and Career

Khullar graduated from Panjab University with a Master's degree in Physics in 1984. He was pursuing a degree in optoelectronics and optical communication at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) when he qualified for the Indian Civil Services examination and joined the IAS in 1988. Khullar also holds a Master's degree in public policy from GRIPS, Tokyo, Japan.

Khullar designed schemes to check amniocentesis and female foeticide, promote immunization and education of young girls, and to fight early marriages of girls by the name 'Apni Beti, Apna Dhan' in 1994.[2] He also involved government primary school teachers in writing new textbooks, inspired farmers to conserve water by not growing paddy,[3] helped make the cities of Faridabad and Gurgaon stray cattle-free,[4] and designed the structure of India's Infrastructure Debt Funds.[5]

Khullar wrote India's first medical thriller on HIV, called Viral Match to spread the message of HIV prevention.[6]


  • Viral Match (2008) ISBN 9788129112835
  • Civil Services General Studies Main Examination - A Strategic Approach[7] (2004) ISBN 8190214802


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