Dr. Ajay Kumar is a member of Indian Administrative Service (1985 batch). As the Joint Secretary in the Department of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India, Dr. Kumar is currently responsible for promotion of Electronic Hardware Industry, development of Human Resource for IT & Electronics, development of e-Infrastructure and e-Learning initiatives in the country.
In his previous posting, as the Principal Secretary for the Information Technology Department, Government of Kerala, his significant achievements included growth in IT investments in the State to three times national average during the period; up scaling e-governance initiatives within Government; and several niche projects including mobile computing, cloud computing and open source computing.
Dr. Kumar has been a part of several international negotiation teams and working groups to discuss border trade, boundary disputes and other issues promoting mutual cooperation. He is also Director General of National Informatics Centre (NIC).