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|Shri R Chandrasekhar|
|Born||Andhra Pradesh, India|
|Occupation||President of NASSCOM, Former Telecom Secretary|
Shri R Chandrasekhar is the current president of NASSCOM and former Secretary to the Indian Department of Information Technology. He is also a member of the government's technology advisory group, TAGUP. Chandrasekhar is an Indian Administrative Services officer. He has had a distinguished career in the Department of Information Technology, where he initiated the National e-Governance Programme. Chandrasekhar first initiated the three pillars of "e-Governance", namely: Common Service Centre Programme; the State Data Centre Programme; and the State Wide Area Network Programme of India.
He is the former Telecom Secretary of India; a position putting him in charge of the 2G spectrum auction in 2012. The auction had gained widespread attention after the Supreme Court quashed 2G licenses issued in 2008 and called for a fresh auction of the affected licenses.
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- "Lukewarm response to 2G auction on Day 1". The Hindu.