Golok Kumar Simli

Chief Technology Officer, Passport Seva, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India

Shri Golok Kumar Simli is an award winning Government Technology Leader whose contribution towards eGovernance and Digital Governance is remarkable and has been associated from the conceptualisation stage of National eGovernance Plan of India during 2005-06. His efforts towards digital transformation within public sectors is immense. He has architected and implemented the Passport Seva Programme for
smooth delivery of Passport services at the doorstep of the citizen in India and Indian Diaspora globally, one of India’s most successful eGovernace Programme. He is steering and contributing to the use of Emerging Technology and also guiding implementation of Cyber Security/Data and Information Security framework in the Government sectors. His keen areas of interest are Cloud, Big-Data, Advance Analytics, AI and IOT. He has written many articles in the usage of ICT in government sectors for service delivery transformation and spoken at various national and international seminars on Digital Transformation. Currently, Shri Golok
is serving as the Chief Technology Officer, Passport Seva Programme, Ministry of
External Affairs, Government of India. He carried a wide range of experience
exceeding 28 years in ICT, starting with Private Sector, Public Sector Undertaking,
Reserve Bank of India and more than 14 years with the Government. He is also
advising the team for implementation of ePassport Project of External Affairs
Ministry, Government of India. Shri Golok has received 17 individual awards to his
credit including National eGovernance Gold Award from DARPG, Government of
India. Some of the other eminent awards & accolades won by him are under -
1. Skoch Public Service Award 2021 - Going Beyond the Call of Duty.
2. 'Leadership Award in Digital Excellence 2021' from Governance Now
3. 'World CIO 200 Awards -Transformative Technology Leader 2021'
chosen by Global CIO Forum Committee and is proudly bestowed with
the title of LEGEND
4. 'Digital Excellence Awrad in Cloud Adoption and Enhancing Cyber Security -
2021' from APAC News Network
5. 'CIO Power-List 2020 & 2021' from Core Media Group
6. 'Could Innovation Award - 2021' Ed-Worth Media
7. 'Innovation Heros Award - 2020' from Dynamic CIO
8. Digital Icon Award-2019 from Indian Express Group
9. Amity Excellence Award for Technology Innovation and Leadership 2018
10. Dataquest Digital Leader-Technovator of the Year Awards 2018
11. 'SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD", 2014-15, from former External
Affairs Minister, Government of India, Smt. Sushma Swaraj
12. Business Impact Award 2014-15, from CIO & Leader, 9.9 Media House