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Mr.Santhosh Babu

   Dr. Santosh Babu, IAS is the MD of ELCOT and is leading the e-governance agency of Tamil Nadu. Prior to this he has served as a district collector, joint secretary, sub collector and additional collector.He underwent the British Chevening Gurukul Scholarship in Leadership and Excellence Programme 2004 of the British Council at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He was recognized by the Indian Express in its annual publication of the “Pride of Tamil Nadu “ as one of the five persons in Tamil Nadu who have made a difference in various aspects of public life. He has pioneered several e-governance initiatives. Notable among them are the creation of the first paperless Government office in Tamil Nadu at TNCDW. ELCOT and TNeGA are also paperless offices. ELCOT is the first ERP driven government office in the State, 100% computerization of the Chief Minister's Special Cell while serving as the Special Officer, creation of the infrastructure for spreading the use of information technology as a developmental tool by launching the RASI project (rural access service through the internet) in Sivaganga using the Wireless in Local Loop (WLL) technology for last mile connectivity, while serving as the District Collector of Sivaganga district. He was in the forefront of the Department of Rural Development in installing computers in all 12,618 village panchayats of Tamil Nadu. He has also created the Country's first Rural Call Centre, FOSTeRA (Fostering Technologies in Rural Areas), at Hosur for the naxal affected youth.