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Rakesh Kumar Gupta IAS

For implementing path-breaking reforms in the UPSC examinations by IT-enabling of the entire examination process and implementing reforms in the Civil Services examinations

img-dec2015-35A 1986-batch IAS officer of the Jammu & Kashmir cadre, Rakesh Kumar Gupta has had a distinguished career. He served as Chief Vigilance Officer, National Consumer Cooperative Corporation (Government of J&K) and Principal Secretary to the Governor (Government of J&K), among other positions. As CEO and J&K State Election Commissioner, he handled the challenging job of conducting elections in the state in a peaceful manner and computerised the electoral rolls in urdu, using unicode software.

As Commissioner of Science and Information Technology, Government of J&K, he formulated the IT policy for the state. He was instrumental in setting up Community Information Centres in backward areas to increase information technology penetration in rural areas and bridge the digital divide in J&K. As Special Secretary, Social Welfare, Gupta is credited with setting up the council for rehabilitation of victims of militancy. As Power Secretary, he initiated power sector reforms, drafted the regulatory Commission Act and gave a big boost to non-conventional energy sources.

Gupta graduated with distinction from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in civil engineer-ing. Additionally, he has an MBA degree from IGNOU and an MA in governance and development from the University of Sussex, UK. As Additional Secretary and Controller of Examinations, UPSC, he is credited with IT-enabling of the entire examination process in the UPSC, initiating and implementing reforms in the civil services examinations and introduction of ethics papers in the Civil Services (Main) examination.

In recognition of his contributions, he was conferred the Chief Minister’s Gold Medal for Honesty, Integrity, and Meritorious Public Service by the Government of J&K.
At present, Gupta is the Principal Secretary, Department of Forests & Environment, Government of Jammu & Kashmir.

VOL. 9, ISSUE 9 | DEC, 2015

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