Kaustubh Dhavse is Joint Secretary in the Government of Maharashtra designated as Officer on Special Duty to the Chief Minister, Govt. Of Maharashtra.
In this role he drives Technology and Infrastructure in the state via various programs and Special Projects.
Kaustubh is credited for establishing “Aaple Sarkar” Portal which is the Government’s interface for citizen’s grievances, Govt. services and collaboration. In this endeavour, he works closely with Department of Information Technology to devise long term strategy for the portal.
Kaustubh also runs the “CM’s War Room” which is a unit under the CM to monitor and drive key projects in Maharashtra.
Kaustubh is also a Member Secretary and convenor of a high level Task Force established jointly between Government of India and Government of Maharashtra for building world class International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) in Mumbai.
In addition, Kaustubh was recently appointed as a Director on the Maharashtra IT Corporation (MITC), a unit under the Govt. Of Maharashtra to execute large scale projects across the state.
Kaustubh is an Electronics Engineer from D.J Sanghvi College of Engineering, Mumbai University. He also has a MBA from SP Jain Institute of Management Studies and was on the Dean’s Merit list and the graduating valedictorian. He also has a Public Policy Degree from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.