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Additional Secretary, MoPNG

A P Sawhney

Mr. Ajay Sawhney, Additional Secretary, MoP&NG, an IAS Officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre (1984 batch) is a Mechanical Engineer.  Mr. Sawhney has handled various assignments in the State of Andhra Pradesh, covering land administration, law  and  order  and  quasi-judicial  functions,  rural  development,  health  &  family welfare, communication & information technology, e-governance and elections etc.

He played a lead role in the Total Literacy Campaign taken up in Nizamabad district  in  the  early  nineties.  He  has  also  catalysed  the  establishment  of  the International Institute of Information Technology in Hyderabad and its emergence as one of the premier institutions in computer science education and research in the country. He has spent more than ten years in assignments relating to information technology and e-governance and has led the formulation of innovative policies and implementation  of  several  major  e-governance,  communications  and  broadband projects. He has also worked as the Principal Secretary to Chief Minister of AP after the reorganisation of the State of Andhra Pradesh.

He has  also held  important positions in the Govt. of India as Joint Secretary Training in the Department of Personnel and Training and as the President and CEO of the National e-Governance Division, which assists the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology in the implementation of the National e-Governance Plan. Since March 2015, he is working as Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and is currently also holding charge of the position of CMD, Oil India.