In a recent major reshuffle in the bureaucracy, the Government of Rajasthan has appointed Dr R Venkateswaran as the new Principal Secretary for the School Education, Language & Library, and Panchayati Raj (Elementary Education).
He earlier was serving as Principal Secretary, Animal husbandry, Fisheries & Gopalan Department, Government of Rajasthan. Venkateswaran has replaced Bhaskar Sawant who has been transferred to Urban Development & Housing Department.
Dr R Venkateswaran is an Indian Administrative Service officer, with more than 20 years of varied experience in departments like home, local self government department, rural development, social welfare etc under Government of Rajasthan. He was also the Mission Director for JnNURM in the State.
He was closely involved in the formulation of Rajasthan’s Industrial Policy. As the director of Small Savings Department, he was instrumental in launching of many attractive schemes for the investors and the helped the State to achieve highest ever savings.
He was awarded the JRD Tata National Health award for distinguished service in Churu district. Under his leadership the district of Jalore got the Satyen Maitra National Award for Total Literacy.