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R.S. Sharma

Advisor, Koita Centre for Digital Health, Ashoka University

Former (Ex) CEO, National Health Authority

Dr. R. S. Sharma has been one of the key leaders of India’s digital revolution. He played a crucial role in creating Aadhaar, the world’s largest digital biometric identity system, while serving as the Director General of UIDAI. His experiences are shared in the book ‘Making of Aadhaar: World’s Largest Identity Platform.’ As the CEO of the National Health Authority, Dr. Sharma led initiatives like Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana and Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he chaired the group overseeing vaccine administration (Co-WIN), showing dedication to healthcare challenges.

Dr. Sharma has held key roles like Chairman of TRAI, Secretary of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology, and Chief Secretary of Jharkhand. His contributions to governance and policy, especially in projects like Aadhaar, e-governance, and UPI payment system, have been significant. In the telecom sector, he led reforms in areas like Net Neutrality, data privacy, and security.

Dr. Sharma’s impact also extends to eGovernance, where he introduced policies promoting open source, open standards, and open APIs. These measures have modernized government projects, turning them into efficient and advanced systems.

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