Dr. Rajiv Sharma, IAS (Retd.)
Chief Advisor to Government &
Executive Vice-Chairman & Chairman, Steering Committee
Dr. Rajiv Sharma is now Chief Advisor to Government & Executive Vice-Chairman and also Chairman of CGG Steering Committee. Dr.Sharma worked as the Director General of CGG during September 2006 to January 2011.
He is a career civil servant belonging to the Indian Administrative Service. He did his Bachelor of Engineering in 1976 from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee; Master of Arts in Rural Development from University of East Anglia, U.K, and Ph.D. in Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University, USA.
Dr. Sharma joined the I.A.S. in 1982. As part of his professional career, he worked as Collector of two districts in Andhra Pradesh and extensively dealt with developmental issues involving poverty alleviation, education, health, welfare and infrastructure development.Dr. Rajiv Sharma has also worked in different administrative positions in sectors such as Agriculture, Municipal Administration & Urban Development and Technical Education. While working as Member Secretary, Pollution Control Board in the State of Andhra Pradesh, he dealt with regulatory issues in environment. Dr. Sharma worked as the Mission Director, National Mission Clean Ganga in the Ministry of Environment and Forests. In his last posting, he worked as an Additional Secretary, Home Affairs, Government of India.
Dr. Sharma's areas of interest include Public Policy Analysis, Urban Administration & Urban Development, Infrastructure Development & Project Management, Agriculture & Rural Development, Education, Environment, ICT in development and Governance with specific focus on accountability and service delivery.