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Dr. Anju Sharma, IAS
Director General, Kaushalya Skill University
Principal Secretary, Labour, Skill Development and Employment Department
Government of Gujarat

Dr. Anju Sharma is a member of the prestigious Indian Administrative Service and has been serving in the Government at senior leadership positions for more than 28 years. She currently holds the office of Labour, Skill Development and Employment Department, Government of Gujarat, as Principal Secretary. She has done her MBA in Marketing & Finance and Masters in International Development Policy from Duke University, USA. During her administrative career she worked as Collector & DDO in various districts of Gujarat and has worked in various departments like Higher and Technical Education (H&TE),Health, Revenue, Environment, and Forests in the State Government. She has also worked as Director in the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India.

Dr. Sharma has pioneered path breaking projects like e-Mamta for Mother and Child Tracking, "Khilkhilat" vans for drop back of newborn infants with mothers from maternity homes, 181 "Abhayam” helpline for women, School Safety Week for disaster management education, Student Start up and Innovation Policy and so on.

She has received several awards like these, the ‘Prime Minister's Award for Administrative Excellence for implementing the Sickle Cell Anemia Control Program in the State(2011)’, Best Performance in the State Startup Ranking Award by DIPP, Government of India, ‘Individual Contribution Award for Health Insurance Scheme-Rashtriya Swasthya BimaYojna (RSBY) (2011)’, ‘NASSCOM Social Innovation Leaders Award’, ‘National E Governance Award’, ‘E World Award for the project e-Mamta-MCTS (2012)’, and ‘India Tech Award for the project e-Mamta-MCTS (2012)’ and others.

She has also written two books viz –“I of the Storm - Discover your true self” and “Corporate Monk – A Journey from Wealth to Wisdom”.