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 42)
Karimnagar, Telangana
Residence Indore
Education B. E. in Production Engineering and M.A. in Economics
Alma mater Osmania University (Vasavi College of Engineering) and Bhoj University
Occupation Revenue Secretary, Government of Madhya Pradesh
Spouse(s) S. B. Gita Narahari
Children Two

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]

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.[4] At present he is appointed as Revenue Secretary of Government of Madhya Pradesh.[5]

Early life[edit]

Narahari was born to Satyanarayana and Sarojana on 1 March 1975. His grandparents belong to Chintagattu village near Warangal.[6]


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. He joined the Indian Administrative Service in 2001.[1]

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.[7][8][9]

In Indore as District Collector he focused on health, education and Smart Cities Mission.[10] Indore also became the cleanest city in India under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan where Narahari played a key role.



  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. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ "इंदौर के पूर्व कलेक्टर पी. नरहरि बने राजस्व सचिव". Dainik Bhaskar. Retrieved 16 July 2017. 
  6. ^ "A true son of the soil". The Hands India. Retrieved 4 July 2016. 
  7. ^ "MUMKIN HAI". Satyamev Jayate. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "ACCESSIBLE GWALIOR". Satyamev Jayate. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "The importance of being Aamir". The Tribune. Retrieved 4 July 2016. 
  10. ^ "p narahari collector indore". Web Dunia. Retrieved 4 July 2016. 
  11. ^ "Category 3 : The best project implemented through Innovative use of Information Technology". Madhya Pradesh Agency for Promotion of IT. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  12. ^ "Category 3 : The best project implemented through Innovative use of Information Technology". India Book of Records. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  13. ^ "e-Health". Manthan Award. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  14. ^ "President awards Gwalior collector for helping disabled". Free Press Journal. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  15. ^ "P narhari got national award for special work for physically challenged". Patrika. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  16. ^ "Public Servant of the Year". Giving Back. Retrieved 25 December 2015. 
  17. ^ "List of Persons/Institutions Selected for National Awards, 2016". Disability Affairs. Retrieved 5 December 2016. 
  18. ^ "Winners". Disability Affairs. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 

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