Parikipandla Narahari

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Parikipandla Narahari
P. Narahari by SouLSteer.jpg
P. Narahari at his Gwalior Office
Born (1975-03-01) 1 March 1975 (age 43)
EducationB. E. in Production Engineering and M.A. in Economics
Alma materOsmania University (Vasavi College of Engineering) and Bhoj University
OccupationCommissioner, Department Of Public Relations, Government of Madhya Pradesh
Spouse(s)S. B. Gita Narahari

Parikipandla Narahari (born 1 March 1975) is an Indian civil servant employed by the Indian Administrative Services and a writer.[1] According to Tehelka, Narahari, in his capacity as District Collector of Gwalior, is one of India's few civil servants who are using websites like Twitter and Facebook to interact with citizenry to solve their problems. The issues citizens of Gwalior raise on Narahari's wall are automatically directed to concerned departments.[2][3] The Better India recognized Narahari as 10 most inspiring IAS officers of the year 2017.[4]

Narahari has written two books, Who Owns Mhow? and The Making of Ladli Laxmi Yojna. The latter concerns the Ladli Laxmi Yojana, an initiative of the Government of Madhya Pradesh planned by Narahari which later inspired Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Yojana.[5] He also wrote the song Ho Halla which was sung by Shaan. After serving as Revenue Secretary of Government of Madhya Pradesh.[6], at present he is appointed Commissioner, Department Of Public Relations of Government of Madhya Pradesh.[7]

Early life[edit]

Narahari was born to Satyanarayana and Sarojana on 1 March 1975. His grandparents belong to Chintagattu village near Warangal. Narahari studied mechanical engineering at Osmania University and was selected to work with Indian Engineering Services in 1999. He completed his schooling from India Mission Secondary School, Basantnagar. He completed Intermediate from NLVRGSRVJC(APRJC) Nimmakuru.[8] he was brought up in basanthnagar, Peddapalli mandal, Karimnagar district, Telangana.[9]


He joined the Indian Administrative Service in 2001.[1] In 2002, he was posted as Assistant Collector at Chhindwara. He became the Assistant Collector and City Magistrate, Murar along with SDO (Revenue) & SDM Dabra in Gwalior in 2003, SDO (Revenue) & SDM Mhow in Indore in 2004. He was appointed as Municipal Commissioner of Indore Municipal Corporation in 2005. In 2006, he became Project Director ICDS & IFAD, Managing Director WFDC and ex-officio Deputy Secretary in Women and Child Development Department, Bhopal. In April 2007, he was transferred as Chief Executive Officer of Chhindwara Zila Parishad and ex-officio Additional Collector (Development) there. On 9th August 2007, he became District Magistrate and Collector of Seoni, later in 2009 as DM & Collector of Singrauli, then as DM & Collector of Gwalior in 2011 and lastly as DM & Collector of Indore in 2015 and served till 2017. Currently he is Secretary (Revenue) in Government of Madhya Pradesh.

He made Gwalior District 95% barrier-free in two years to help persons with disabilities, senior citizens, women easily access public spaces. Thus making Gwalior an example for other cities in India as reported by Satyamev Jayate.[10][11][12]

In Indore as District Collector he focused on health, education and Smart Cities Mission.[13] Indore also became the cleanest city in India under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan where Narahari played a key role.


He got almost 40 awards for his excellent performance in his administrative career till now[citation needed].

  • 2005: Crisil Award 2005 for Excellence in Municipal Initiatives, as Municipal Commissioner Indore.[5]
  • 2011: Dainik Bhaskar Group's India Pride Awards, in the category of Impact Creator-Civil Servant.[5]
  • 2013: award from the Internet and Mobile Association of India for his efforts relating to use of social networks to engage citizens.[2]"Gwalior Collector got the Award on Best use of Social Networking Sites". Madhya Pradesh Agency for Promotion of IT. Retrieved 12 March 2014.</ref>
  • 2014: Awarded by Madhya Pradesh Agency for Promotion of IT under category "Best project implemented through innovative use of Information Technology" of project Hamari Ladli[14]
  • 2014: Awarded by India Book of Records for organizing a tree plantation event in which 1,33,000 plants were sowed in one day[15]
  • 2014: Received Manthan Award for usage of Active Tracker Device to eliminate female foeticide under Save Girls campaign.[16]
  • 2014: Received National Award for "Empowerment of Persons with Diabilities" by President Pranab Mukherjee for creation of barrier-free environment for the persons with disabilities in Gwalior district.[17][18]
  • 2015: Received 'Public Servant of the Year' by UBM Giving Back CSR & NGO Awards 2015.[19]
  • 2016: Received National Award for "Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, 2016" by President Pranab Mukherjee for "Outstanding Work in the Creation of Barrier-Free Environment for the Persons with Disabilities".[20]
  • 2016: Received ‘District Collector Digital Champions’ award for influential implementation of ICT.[21]
  • 2017: Awarded at 8th NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Awards 2017.[22]
  • 2018: Awarded Joint Runner Up in "e-Governance Excellence Awards Madhya Pradesh 2017" under "Improvement in Citizen Service Delivery/Governance through use of IT" category by Madhya Pradesh Agency for Promotion for Information Technology[23]
  • 2018: Received Excellent Contribution Award in "G Files Governance Awards" for his unique socio-economic development initiatives in state of Madhya Pradesh[24]


  1. ^ a b "Complete Biodata". Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India. Retrieved 18 June 2013.
  2. ^ a b Ghoshal, Shonali (2013-03-02). "Gwalior's Game Changer". Retrieved 18 June 2013.
  3. ^ Nichenametla, Prasad (2012-10-16). "Got a complaint? Poke Gwalior collector on Facebook". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 20 June 2013.
  4. ^ "10 IAS Officers Who Made 2017 Better With Their Brilliant Initiatives". The Better India. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  5. ^ a b c "P. NARAHARI (IAS 2001 Batch Madhya Pradesh Cadre)". Office of the District Magistrate, Gwalior and Competent Authority Pre conception and Pre Natal Diagnostic Techniques, Gwalior. Retrieved 18 June 2013.
  6. ^ "इंदौर के पूर्व कलेक्टर पी. नरहरि बने राजस्व सचिव". Dainik Bhaskar. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  7. ^ "P Narhari assumes office". The Pioneer. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  8. ^ "A true son of the soil". The Hans India. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
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  10. ^ "MUMKIN HAI". Satyamev Jayate. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  11. ^ "ACCESSIBLE GWALIOR". Satyamev Jayate. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  12. ^ "The importance of being Aamir". The Tribune. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
  13. ^ "p narahari collector indore". Web Dunia. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
  14. ^ "Category 3 : The best project implemented through Innovative use of Information Technology". Madhya Pradesh Agency for Promotion of IT. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  15. ^ "Category 3 : The best project implemented through Innovative use of Information Technology". India Book of Records. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  16. ^ "e-Health". Manthan Award. Retrieved 15 August 2014.
  17. ^ "President awards Gwalior collector for helping disabled". Free Press Journal. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
  18. ^ "P narhari got national award for special work for physically challenged". Patrika. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
  19. ^ "Public Servant of the Year". Giving Back. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  20. ^ "List of Persons/Institutions Selected for National Awards, 2016". Disability Affairs. Retrieved 5 December 2016.
  21. ^ "Winners". Disability Affairs. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  22. ^ "8th NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Awards 2017". NCPEDP. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  23. ^ "e-Governance Excellence Awards 2015-17" (PDF). Madhya Pradesh Agency for Promotion of Information Technology. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  24. ^ "P Narahari IAS awarded Excellent Contribution Award". Indian Bureaucracy. Retrieved 15 November 2018.

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