National e-Governance Division, India
Mr. Neeraj Kumar has over 30 years of experience. He is B. Tech. in Electronics and Post Graduate in Public Policy and Management.
He has had long stints of engagement in Telecommunications sector holding senior positions of responsibility and handling mission-critical national initiatives. He also has had the privilege of successfully executing and operating multi million, first of its kind, IT and telecom projects having all India foot- print.
Mr. Kumar has spear headed many new services & product launches, which have been a game changer in the Telco Industry including the first to launch large nation-wide MPLS/ IP network, mass scale Broadband Rollout, ‘Intelligent Network’ Services, 3G Value Added Services like video on demand, Mobile TV etc.
He was also responsible for launch of Mobile Money Transfer, Mobile Wallet services, Mobile advertisement services and several M Governance services.
For last 4 years he is handling the UMANG (Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance) project rollout, which was dedicated to the nation by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India on 23 November 2017. UMANG, a single mobile app, provides more than 357 G2C services from 72 departments and 18 States and in next two years it is slated to have 1200+ high impact services. UMANG has 11.5 million downloads and the major segments covered are agriculture, education, employees/pension, health and utility bill payments etc. UMANG bagged the ‘Best m-Government service’ award in the 6th World Government Summit held at Dubai, UAE in February 2018, IDC Digital Transformation Awards 2018, under the category Omni-experience Innovator, jury choice award in Digital India awards 2018, and National award (Gold category) for e Governance 2018-2019.
He is currently holding the post of Director, Project Appraisal, at National eGovernance Division (NeGD), Ministry of Electronics and IT, Government of India and has been involved in appraisal of many e governance projects. He was closely associated with organizing activities of ICEGOV 2017 in New Delhi and Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) 2017 at New Delhi.