The Common Service Centre (CSC), a special purpose vehicle (SPV) of the central government, has elevated Sanjay Kumar Rakesh as the managing director (MD) of the company. The decision to this effect was taken at the board meeting held at the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). Prior to the recent appointment, Rakesh served as the chief executive officer (CEO) of CSC.

Rakesh took over as the CEO of CSC SPV in November 2020 after taking voluntary retirement from the Indian Administrative Service (IAS). He brings around 30 years of experience in serving the government in various capacities. His last assignment was with the government of Tripura as the additional chief secretary.

Prior to that, Rakesh served as the joint secretary in MeitY, where he led several initiatives for Make-in-India in the electronics sector. He has also served the Ministry of Rural Development, looking after Indira Awas Yojana and Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana.