The former chief of IT giant Tata Consultancy Services, Mr S. Ramadorai, has been appointed as an Advisor to the Prime Minister on Skill Development, a move seen as part of the Government’s efforts to rope in private sector professionals to assist on policy matters.

Mr Ramadorai retired as TCS CEO in late 2009 and is currently on board of many private sector firms, including some Tata group companies.

As an advisor to the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, Mr Ramadorai would enjoy the rank equivalent to a Cabinet Minister.

Mr Ramadorai holds a Bachelors degree in Physics from Delhi University, a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Telecommunications from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of California.

After Infosys former CEO Mr Nandan Nilekani, Mr Ramadorai is the second high-profile professional from the IT sector to have been brought on board by the Government for assisting in policy matters.

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