Dr A Ashok, a 1997 batch IAS Officer of Telangana cadre, has stepped down from his position as Vice Chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies (RGUKT), Basar, Telangana.
Moreover, the State government has appointed Scheduled Castes Development department secretary, Rahul Bojja as in-charge Vice-Chancellor to Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies (RGUKT), Basar. Rahul Bojja is a 2000 batch IAS officer of Telangana cadre.
Serving as a senior IAS officer, Dr A Ashok has held many important positions in the state of Telangana including Commissioner, Intermediate Education & Secretary, Intermediate Board, Telangana; Commissioner of Tribal Welfare, Hyderabad; Commissioner of Social Welfare, Hyderabad; Commissioner, Labour, Andhra Pradesh & Telangana; Commissioner of Employment & Training, A.P. Hyderabad; and Deputy Commissioner, Prohibition & Excise, Hyderabad, among others.
Working as a as Commissioner of Intermediate Education, Telangana State and Secretary, Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education, Dr A Ashok contributed to policy and implementation of free education and implementation of free education and supply of free text books at Intermediate level in Government Junior Colleges in Telangana. Furthermore, he Introduced 22 online services for Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education – 15 for students, seven for colleges for which he was awarded Best IT Initiative Award under Digital Telangana.