Sri Shailendra kumar Joshi

Chairman, SoFTNET
Chief Secretary
Government of Telangana State

Sri Shailendra Kumar Joshi,is born on 20 December, 1959 to Sri Shanker Lal Joshi and Smt Shyama Joshi couple in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh. He had his school education at Sri Vishnu Bal Sadan and Government Inter College, Bareilly. Sri SK Joshi had studied Telugu as third language during 6th to 8th classes

He got his Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from IIT, Roorkee (1981) in Electronics and Communication Engineering, Master of Technology from IIT, Delhi (1983) in Communications and Radar Engineering and PhD (2010) from TERI School of Advanced Studies on “Inter-Governmental Fiscal Transfers and the Environment – A Study of India”

Before joining IAS in 1984, Sri Joshi worked for 8 months in the Indian Railways Service as Signals and Telecommunications Engineer. He started the Civil Services career as Assistant Collector in Nellore. Later worked as Sub-Collector of Tenali and Vikarabad, Joint Collector and Collector of Krishna District.

As Secretary/ Principal Secretary / Special Chief Secretary the present Chief Secretary has handled the Departments of Information Technology, Irrigation and Command Area Development, Municipal Administration and Urban Development, Energy, Medical and Health and Revenue in the State Government

Had a 9 years’ stint with Government of India in the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change in two spells (1991-1994 and 2001-2006) in various capacities (Under/ Deputy Secretary, Director and Joint Secretary) dealing with Ganga River Conservation, National Afforestation and Eco-Development Board, International Cooperation, handling and negotiating Montreal Protocol on Ozone Depleting Substances, Conventions on Climate Change and Biodiversity. Sri Joshi also served as Private Secretary to Hon’ble MoS in the Power, Non-conventional Energy Sources and Agriculture Ministries during the United Front Government (1996-98).

As the Joint Secretary, Sri SK Joshi was the National Focal Point for Climate Change (including Clean Development Mechanism), Global Environment Facility and the United Nations Environment Program. Also served for a year as the Vice-Chairman of Joint Implementation Mechanism of Kyoto Protocol in Bonn, Germany.

He holds the unique distinction of being associated with the United Nations’ Conference on Environment and Development (1992), Rio de Janeiro and the United Nations’ Summit on Sustainable Development (2002), Johannesburg. As a key negotiator of India, travelled many countries and participated in several bilateral and multinational negotiations.

Sri SK Joshi has to his credit a book titled “Management of Transboundary Water Resources”.

He is appointed as Chief Secretary to Government of Telangana on 31st January, 2018. Sri SK Joshi was Special Chief Secretary to Government, I & CAD Department before the appointment as CS.


Sri Jayesh Ranjan

Vice Chairman, SoFTNET
Secretary, Department of ITE&C
Government of Telangana State

Sri Jayesh Ranjan, is a member of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) of the 1992 batch and currently working in the state of Telangana as Secretary, Telangana ITE & C Department. He holds a Masters Degree in Psychology from Delhi University, a degree in Business Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and a Masters in Public Management from Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. He has also done short courses in the University of Birmingham (on Environmental Policy Analysis), London School of Economics (on Globalization and Leadership), and Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (in Public Policy). He is the All-India topper of his IAS batch of 1992. He was awarded World Bank’s Social Capital Visiting Scholarship in 2002 and the British Government’s Gurukul Chevening Scholarship in 2005. He has done international consultancy assignments for the World Bank and UN-ESCAP, international NGOs working for Youth Issues like YES, Inc of the USA and NMC from Italy.


Sri R.Shailesh Reddy

Department of ITE&C
Government of Telangana State

Sri R Shailesh Reddy, Post Graduate in Journalism and Mass Communications from Osmania University. In a career span of 20 years, worked in Newstime English Daily, Eenadu Television at New Delhi, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited and Zee News Limited. Started the career as Reporter in Newstime and gradually progressed to the post of Business Head at Zee News Limited. As Business Head at Zee News Limited was instrumental in the expansion of operations of Zee Group in Telangana.