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R Chandrashekhar

Mr. Chandrashekhar is President of NASSCOM, the premier trade body for the IT-BPO Industry in India. He had been Chairman of the Telecom Commission and Secretary in the Department of Telecommunications in the Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Government of India. Earlier, he was Secretary in the Department of Information Technology (DIT). As Telecom Secretary, he was responsible for driving several key policies and strategies covering licensing, spectrum management, National Broadband Plan, Convergence, Manufacturing, Investment, security, R&D and the National Telecom Policy 2012. As the Secretary of the DIT, he steered the formulation of national policies for the IT sector and for promoting Electronic System Design and Manufacturing and R&D in the Electronics and IT sector. He oversaw implementation the National e-Governance Plan and established the first Department of Information Technology in the Andhra Pradesh. Mr. Chandrashekhar received a M.Sc. degree in Chemistry from the IIT, Bombay and a M.S. degree in Computer Science from the Pennsylvania State University, USA. He was conferred the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration for the year 2007-08.