Dr. Rajendra Kumar, I.A.S., is a senior officer in the Indian Administrative Service (I.A.S.) and is currently working as a Joint Secretary in the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) in the Government of India. He is currently leading three major e-governance projects within DeitY: the National Population Register (NPR) project, and the new Mobile Governance and E-Pramaan (E-Authentication) projects.
Dr. Kumar holds a PhD in international economic development and regional planning and an MCP from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, an MTech from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, and a BTech from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur. He has published a book and several articles in international journals.