Rajesh Gera has been Appointed as the Director-General of the National Informatics Centre

PERSON AND PLACES

The Senior scientist Mr.Rajesh Gera has been appointed as the Director-General of the National Informatics Centre (NIC). His appointment was approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet and the order was issued by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.

Mr.Gera is currently serving as the Deputy Director-General in the NIC since September 1, 2020. He has been associated with NIC for more than 31 years. 

He has previously headed several prominent divisions in the NIC including the satellite network division, video conferencing division and aadhaar authentication division.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet also approved the appointment of Mr.Kimbuong Kipgen as Secretary, Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) post-retirement on a contractual basis for one year.

Mr.Rajesh Gera completed his B.Tech (Electrical Engineering) with Honors in 1984 from IIT Varanasi, Banaras Hindu University.

The NIC was established in 1976, and functions under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), with the objective to provide technology-driven solutions to central and state governments. The center provides IT Consultancy, infrastructure and IT Services not limited to the design, architecting, development and implementation of IT Systems to central and state governments. 

 

   Important points for the exam:

  • The Senior scientist Mr.Rajesh Gera has been appointed as the Director-General of the National Informatics Centre (NIC).
  • He will replace Dr. Neeta Verma.
  • His appointment was approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet and the order was issued by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.
  • Mr.Gera is currently serving as the Deputy Director-General in the NIC since September 1, 2020.
  • The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet also approved the appointment of Mr.Kimbuong Kipgen as Secretary, Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) post-retirement on a contractual basis for one year.

   Facts to know:

  • The National Informatics Centre (NIC) was established in 1976.
  • Headquarters of NIC: New Delhi.
  • NIC functions under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
  • Union Minister of Electronics and Information Technology: Mr.Ashwini Vaishnaw.
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