|CGM (IT & Highway Operations) in NHAI|
2016 – Present
|Preceded by||Office established|
|Alma mater||IIT BHU, IIT Kanpur, ISB|
Akhilesh Srivastava,is the Chief General Manager (IT & Highway Operations) in National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). He is a highly qualified bureaucrat, who has taken the responsibility to modernize the highway sector of India. He has successfully integrated high-end Information Technology in Highway Project life cycle to enhance speed and quality of construction. He has been working tirelessly to standardize the contract management procedures in the NHAI to enhance transparency and also to minimize the litigations. The Government of India’s prestigious highway projects like Electronic Toll Collection, Wayside Amenities, Incident Management, Road Safety, Web Radio and more are being implemented under the supervision of Akhilesh Srivastava.
Education[edit | edit source]
Akhilesh Srivastava has completed his Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) from Indian Institute of Technology Varanasi (IIT-BHU) with a gold medal and Master of Technology (M.Tech) from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT-Kanpur). He has done multiple postgraduate courses in various different fields which includes: Master of Science in Information Technology, Master in Infrastructure Development from NICMAR, Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Wharton and currently he is pursuing Global MBA from Indian School of Business (ISB) Hyderabad.
Personal Life[edit | edit source]
Akhilesh Srivastava was born and brought up in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh on 8th September in a simple middle-class household.His father, Mr Bhagwat Prasad Srivastava, was a strict police officer and mother, Mrs Susheela Srivastava, a devoted homemaker. He did his schooling from Lucknow and moved to Banaras for his higher education. He is married to Meera Srivastava and has a daughter, Sandra Srivastava.
Career[edit | edit source]
Akhilesh Srivastava has more than 25 years of work experience in contract management, logistics, infrastructure, Information Technology, Operational Management and housing management for Indian Armed Forces. He started his professional career with the Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) as Assistant Manager, and ever since he has worked in various government organisations including Ministry of Defence, Defence Services Staff College, as Chief Engineer of Delhi Zone, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), and more. In 2016, he was assigned the responsibility of the Chief General Manager of IT and highway operation in NHAI. In the same year, he also took up the charge of Chief General Manager & Chief Operations Officer at Indian Highways Management Company Limited (IHMCL). Apart from being a prolific bureaucrat and scholar, he is also an academician and writer. He regularly writes for various national and international journals and newspapers.
Recognitions and Awards[edit | edit source]
He holds an impeccable reputation in the Government Sector and has managed the timely execution of various mega projects under his supervision. He has received high recognition for the incorporation of Information Technology in various government projects and designing few IT software and tools for the monitoring of large-scale projects. E-tendering and e-MB are also considered his brainchild. As the Chief General Manager (IT and highway operations) in NHAI, he has contributed a lot to the modernizing of Indian Highways, implementation of Information Technology, E-tolling, LiDAR and Drones, online Land Acquisition, Road Asset Management, Project Management and Information System (PMIS), and Mobile App are just few of his initiatives. He is a distinguished officer and has been decorated with a number of awards for his outstanding services & contributions to Government of India. He has recently received a Lifetime Achievement award in the 10th CIDC Vishwakarma Awards 2018.
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