Dr. B. K GAIROLA, MIssion Director, NeGP, Government of India, has had an illustrious academic and professional career. He has played a key role in shaping some of the most crucial and far reaching initiatives in e-governance in the country and decades in propagating IT culture among the top level decision makers, both political and executive of this country. He earlier headed National Informatics Centre, Department of Information Technology as Director General.
He is responsible for evolving the concept of a common National super highway in Cyber space in India with the objective of helping the nation to leap frog into the 'Knowledge Society'. The multi gigabit network called National knowledge Network (NKN) is being implemented with the assistance of NIC. He actively participates in the EGovernance initiatives in India. Particularly with a view to speed up the diffusion of Information Technology in building efficient Citizen services.
He developed a framework for induction of ICT at Panchayat level in India. This is aimed at taking technology to the masses, as a part of culture building, inclusiveness and tool for development at the grass root level.
He obtained B. Tech in Chemical Engineering from IIT Kanpur in 1971 and went on to do M. Tech and Ph.Din Computer