Ram Sewak Sharma

Ram Sewak Sharma

1955 (age 6061)

Occupation Secretary, Deity, M/o Communications & Info Tech, Govt of India]

Ram Sewak Sharma (born 1955) is an Indian bureaucrat. He is the Secretary, Department of Electronics and Information Technology (under Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India).[1] He belongs to the 1978 batch of the Indian Administrative Service.

Early life

Born in a small village of Uttar Pradesh, he completed his early education from schools near his village. He, thereafter joined University of Allahabad where he completed his bachelor of Science (BSc) in 1974. In 1976, he completed his masters in Mathematics from IIT, Kanpur.[2] Later, in 2000, he left and went for study, doing his Masters in Computer Science from University of California, Riverside.


Ram Sewak Sharma joined the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 1978. In 1986, he wrote a program in DBASE, a programming language that would keep a record of all stolen firearms in the crime-prone district. As soon as a firearm would be found, the programme would run a search query among thousands of age-old records. Together, they impressed the state government, by solving 22 cases in just 30 days.[3]

Sharma has held posts in six state departments in the past seven years. He was transferred nine times in a span of six years in Jharkhand.[4]




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