R. Chandrasekhar

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Shri R Chandrashekhar
Born Andhra Pradesh, India
Occupation President of NASSCOM, Former Telecom Secretary

R Chandrashekhar was the former president of NASSCOM and former Secretary to the Indian Department of Information Technology, as well as former Secretary, Department of Telecommunications.[1] He is also a member of the government's technology advisory group, TAGUP.[2] Chandrashekhar 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. Chandrashekhar 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 also a former Telecom Secretary of India, a position putting him in charge of the 2G spectrum auction in 2012.[3] 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.


  1. ^ "Interview withR Chandrashekhar, Secretary(IT) Part I". GovernanceNow.com. 2010-05-17. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  2. ^ [EcoTimes "Nilekani to code public projects - Economic Times"] Check |url= value (help). Economictimes.indiatimes.com. 2010-06-08. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  3. ^ "Lukewarm response to 2G auction on Day 1". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 2012-11-14.