Resource Persons – Aruna Sharma

Aruna Sharma

Aruna Sharma

Development Economist & Former Secretary, Steel, Government of India

Dr Aruna Sharma an Indian Administrative Officer of 1982 batch Madhya Pradesh Cadre retired after her work in Steel and Information Technology in government of India. She has always focused to have a holistic approach and establish a system in all her postings for ensuring sustainable quality outcomes. She has two books reaching the Last Beneficiary: Resource Convergence Mantra Model –2008 and Impact of Recourse Convergence in Policy Making, Program Design and Execution – 2014 released by UNDP. FAO has also published her work on food security. At State and Center she has visualized, worked and implemented successful software’s like SAMAGRA ( a household wise common data base) used by all the individual and family benefit schemes, now implemented in 8 states, Panch Parmeshwar- for making Panchayat infrastructure work cash less, National Scholarship portal and GeM portal for procurement to list few. She has visualized and drafted the National Steel Policy and also preference to local manufacture that has enabled complete revival of the sector as she did for dairy in the past. She was also Director General Doordarshan giving excellent coverage to Games and revived the organization for high earnings and quality programs. She has 5 publications to her credit.
She is presently a Fellow with University in the UK and working now on two books. Her focus of work is also in the area of Water Security and Core sector for enhancing GDP.

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