The National Informatics Centre (NIC), Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has appointed Rajesh Gera as the director general with effect from May 31, 2022.

In his association of more than 31 years with NIC, Gera headed several prominent divisions like Video Conferencing Division, Satellite Network Division, Aadhaar Authentication Division, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Ayush, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, NITI Aayog, PMO, Cabinet Secretariat, President Secretariat, Labour and Employment Informatics Division, and National Database of Unorganized Workers (NDUW) Project.

Besides, he was on deputation in the Ministry of Defence as CEO, DPIT from August 2018 to August 2020. He joined back NIC as deputy director general (DDG) September 2020.

Gera completed his B.Tech (Electrical Engineering) with Honors in 1984 from IIT Varanasi, Banaras Hindu University.