Mr. R.S. Sharma is currently working as Director General & Mission Director of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and is responsible for implementing this ambitious and challenging project undertaken by the Government of India for providing unique Identification to all its Residents. In his capacity as the DG&MD of this project he is responsible for over-all implementation of this Mission mode project.
Prior to this assignment Mr. Sharma worked with the Government of Jharkhand as Principal Secretary of the Departments of Science and Technology and Drinking Water and Sanitation. His previous assignments include Principal Secretary of the Departments of Information Technology (IT), Rural Development and Human Resources Development. As Principal Secretary of the IT Department, Mr. Sharma was responsible for formulation of State policies in the IT and e-Governance areas. He also over-saw the implementation of various e-Governance Projects in all the Departments of the State Government.
Mr. Sharma has held important positions both in the Government of India and State Governments in the past. He has worked in the sectors like Finance, Transport, Treasury, Provident Fund and Water Resources and has been deeply involved in the administrative reforms and leveraging IT to simplify the administrative processes. During his posting in Government of India, he has worked in the Department of Economic Affairs and has dealt with bilateral and multilateral development agencies like World Bank, ADB, MIGA and GEF. He was also in-charge of Financing of Infrastructure projects in the Highways, Ports, Airports and Telecom sectors.
Mr. Sharma’s contributions to the IT and e-Governance have been widely recognized both within the country and outside. He has been responsible for implementing a number of Projects relating to ICT Infrastructure, Process Re-engineering and Service Delivery in Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode.