Rajesh Aggarwal, Secretary IT, Govt. of Maharashtra Top Global CIO

State Govt. of Maharashtra
Saturday, December 07, 2013 06:30 PM IST (01:00 PM GMT)
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Rajesh Aggarwal, Secretary IT, Govt. of Maharashtra Top Global CIO

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, Saturday, December 07, 2013 — (Business Wire India) — Government of Maharashtra has scaled new heights in e-Governance with Shri Rajesh Aggarwal, Secretary IT being recognized as one of the leading CIOs in the world after being selected by IDG’s Computerworld as a 2014 Premier 100 IT Leader honoree. The Premier 100 spotlights technology leaders for their exceptional leadership and innovative approaches to solving complex business challenges with the use of technology. Considered as one of the most coveted technology awards, Shri Aggarwal is the only IT leader selected from India this year.

The Premier 100 awards program, now in its 15th year, shines a well-deserved spotlight on a group of talented, creative and hard-working men and women. These IT executives are driving technology innovation in business, education and government across the country and around the world. The selection of Shri Rajesh Aggarwal as one of the IT Leaders of 2014 is a recognition of the fascinating work undertaken in IT and e-Governance in the State in the last couple of years. The State Government has also won 100+ awards at various national and international forums for e-Governance which highlights the exemplary work done during this period. The State Government has excelled in implementation of UID program, Implementation of Govt. Cloud, Implementation of IPV6, Launch of Mobile Applications, Localization and Accessibility, Implementation of Paperless Office, e-Tendering, Implementation of Citizen services through CSCs etc. under the leadership of Shri Aggarwal, which has now been recognized at the global level. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Aggarwal said “This award is a recognition of the exemplary work done by the State Government in the last couple of years. We have worked on various unique initiatives, which have led to significant improvement in service delivery to citizens. This motivates us to continue this growth path and be a game changer”. Further details regarding the award is available at http://finance.yahoo.com/news/computerworlds-2014-premier-100-awards-140000735.html.

Earlier, Shri Aggarwal was also selected for the prestigious Dataquest Editors Choice CIO Excellence Award. This award recognizes the work of leading CIOs in the country for bringing about significant changes in the manner in which government, citizens, and businesses interact with each other for effective delivery of services and information. The award will be conferred on him on 11th December 2013 at a function in Mumbai.

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