Dr. Rajesh Sharma belongs to the Indian Telecom Service (ITS) of 1988 batch at Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Ministry of Communication, Government of India, and is resently working as Deputy Director General (Service Unit), DoT, Ministry of Communications, Government of India. Dr. Sharma has an experience of more than 30 years in telecom technologies in operation, planning and roll-out of wireless, wire-line and broadband technologies in DoT and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited. Dr. Sharma currently serves as a Government Nominee Director on the Boards of ITI Limited and Tata Communications Limited.
Dr. Sharma earlier worked on deputation at the National e-Governance Division (NeGD), under the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeITY), Government of India as Director (Capacity Building), where he was responsible for capacity building for e-Government projects and imparting training at various levels in central line ministries and state governments.
A Fellow of the Indian Institute of Management Indore in Information Systems area (equivalent to PhD), Dr. Sharma also holds Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) from MDI Gurgaon and the B.E. (Electronics) degree from , University of Indore.
Dr. Sharma has published several widely cited research papers, case studies and book reviews in internationally reputed journals. His areas of interest include public sector governance, telecom technologies, e- Governance, technology acceptance, interoperability, green IT, recommender systems, knowledge management, sustainability and business process reengineering.