Dr. RS Sharma


CEO, National Health Authority, MoHFW (Govt. of India)

For 40+ years, Dr. Sharma has led reforms and leveraged IT to simplify administrative processes, thus, contributing to shaping India’s policies in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). He believes in combining planning and execution skills to ensure that policies work on the ground.

As the founding Director General and Mission Director of UIDAI, he helped formulate and launch Aadhaar, India’s first and the world’s largest biometric identity system. He has also authored a book – ‘Making of Aadhaar: World’s largest Identity Platform’, capturing his experiences.

In his current role, he is responsible for managing Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY) and Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (AB-DM). Also, he serves as the Chairperson of the Empowered Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19 (Co-WIN).

Previously, he has served as the Chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), the Secretary of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (Ministry of Communications and Information Technology) and the Chief Secretary of Jharkhand, among other portfolios.

He is a member of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS 1978, Jharkhand cadre).

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Dr. RS Sharma