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Meet Gaurav Dwivedi

gaurav-dwivediPrime Minister Narendra Modi had his first Obama-style Townhall when he answered questions ranging from tourism, smart cities and foreign policy to self-styled cow protectionism. The event, organised by MyGov—a platform created to build partnership between citizens and the government—was televised live, and was highly appreciated across the board. But who was the man behind the? The MyGov Townhall event was brilliantly executed by none other than IAS officer, Gaurav Dwivedi who is CEO of My Gov. The Townhall meeting as a concept is quite common in western countries where heads of states or CEOs take questions directly from an audience and interact with common people with no interface in-between. But it was the first Townhall ever addressed by an Indian Prime Minister. Hailing from Uttar Pradesh, 43-year-old Dwivedi did his schooling from Apeejay School Noida and college from Hindu College, Delhi. He is an M.Sc in anthropology from Delhi University. Later, he did a course on project appraisal and risk management from Duke Center for International Development (DCID), Duke University, USA. Dwivedi started his career in IAS as an assistant collector in Kerala before moving to Chhattisgarh. Among other postings, he worked as Managing Director of Chhattisgarh State Marketing Mandi Board and later as Joint Chief Electoral Officer in the state. Between 2009 and 2012, Dwivedi worked as Deputy Director in the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) located in Mussoorie. After that, he moved to New Delhi and joined as a Deputy Director in the Department of Information and Technology under the Ministry of Communications. Since September 2014, Dwivedi has been serving as the CEO of MyGov.

VOL. 10, ISSUE 6 | SEPT, 2016

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