Board of Directors

Shri Rakesh Mohan Agarwal has joined the Board of Directors of the company on 08.06.2016 as Government Nominee Director and has been appointed as Chairman & Managing Director, ITI Limited w.e.f. 14th October 2019. Prior to this he was appointed as Director (Marketing), ITI Limited and assumed charge on 27.04.2018. He is an Indian Telecommunication Services officer of the 1986 batch. He holds a Postgraduate Degree in Electronics & Communication and MBA degree with Finance specialization. He has a rich experience of more than 30 years in policy formulation, standardization planning, operation & maintenance of telecom networks in different organisations of Department of Telecommunication.

As DDG-SU in DoT HQ since August, 2015, he was primarily responsible for affairs of the PSUs of DoT viz. ITI, TCIL, HPCL and residual works of Tata Communications Limited (formerly VSNL) and HTL. He was also responsible for synergy among all organizations of DoT. His main contribution was to turn around the ITI during this period.

Prior to working as DDG (SU) he worked as DDG (NT), DoT and was involved in policy formulation for adoption and implementation of new technologies viz.IPv6, M2M and Cloud computing by Indian telecom & IT industry. He brought out the ‘National IPv6 Deployment Roadmap v2’ in March, 2013 and Compendium on IPv6 Based Solutions/ Architecture/ Case Studies for time boundIPv6 implementation by all stakeholders in the country. He was the member-convenor of a Committee setup by the Government to bring out recommendations for implementation of Net Neutrality in India in 2015. He also conceptualized and formulated the ‘National Telecom M2M Roadmap’ which was released by Hon’ble MoC & IT in May, 2015.

Shri R M Agarwal has also contributed extensively in national and international forums like ITU-T, APNIC, ICANN, IPv6 Forum etc. by delivering a number of talks and papers on various important topics. He has also contributed as editor in ITU (T) in the recommendations related to IPTV services in 2009.

Shri D Venkateswarlu has taken over charge of Director - Production of ITI Limited on 07th November 2019. He has joined the Company in 1985 as Assistant Executive Engineer and thereafter held various positions. He has rich experience of more than 3 decades in handling production of entire range of telecom equipment covering Switching, Transmission, Access products & Defence products. During his tenure in the company, he has spearheaded Production Unit of Bangalore plant for 5 years and thereafter he was promoted as General Manager and Unit Head of Palakkad plant.

Shri Venkateswarlu has been Instrumental in successfully upgrading the facilities like PCB Plant, SMT, Machine Shop, Injection Molding, 3D Printing areas under revival plan that helped ITI to bag orders from prestigious organizations like EESL, BHEL, BEL, ISRO, C-DAC etc.

He is B.Tech (Chemical) and M.Tech (Petroleum Refinery) from Andhra University.

Shri Rajeev Srivastava has taken over charge of Director-Finance of the company w.e.f. October 15, 2020. He has joined as General Manager-Finance in ITI Limited on December 17, 2018. A qualified Finance Professional having membership of the Institute of Cost & Management Accounts of India, Shri Srivastava has a rich experience of more than 29 years.

Before joining ITI Limited, he has worked with Government of India as Director (Accounts)/Senior Accounts Officer from December 1990 to December 2018.

Shri Srivastava has accomplished his Bachelor in Commerce and Masters in Commerce from Delhi University, LLB from DAV Law College, CWA from Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICMAI) and CS from Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI).

Shri Rakesh Chandra Tiwari has been appointed as Director (Marketing), ITI Limited w.e.f. 7th January 2021. An Indian Telecommunication Service officer of 1985 batch, Shri Tiwari possesses more than 3 decades of rich and diversified experience in Telecom management, Switch installation, quality assurance, network planning & operations, project implementation, enterprise business development, marketing of fixed line services etc

Before joining ITI Limited, Shri Tiwari has been working as Principal General Manager at BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi. He was looking after Enterprise Business portfolio at BSNL. He has been instrumental in handing prestigious projects like Network for Spectrum (NFS) and BharatNet at BSNL. He had arranged many seminars and skill development courses at Ahmedabad & Jalgaon. He has also been awarded as Sanchar Sarthi for his exceptional services at DoT/BSNL

He is a graduate from REC Kurukshetra in Electronics & Communications Engineering and PGDM from MDI Gurugram consisting of National Management Programme (NMP). Later he had completed PGP-PMP from IIM Ahmedabad specializing in Public Sector Management. He also holds MBA in HR from Manipal Sikkim University.

Government Directors

Lt Gen Milind N Bhurke an alumni of National Defence Academy, the General Officer was commissioned on 12 Jun 82 in 24 Infantry Division Signal Regiment, a new raising.

He has excelled in all important army courses. He topped the Degree Engineering course, winning all 3 trophies on offer and completed M Tech in Computer Science from IIT Kharagpur with distinction. He has been awarded instructor gradings both in Junior Command & Senior Command Courses held at Army War College. He has done all prestigious courses like Defence Services Staff Course, Higher Air Command & National Defence Course.

On the professional front, the General Officer has tenanted important Staff and Technical appointments such as Grade I Staff officer of a Strike Corps, Colonel Q (Works) of a Pivot Corps, Deputy Military Secretary in Military Secretariat Branch and Deputy Director General (Information Communication Technology) in Deputy Chief of Army Staff (Information System & Training) Secretariat. He was also Grade — 2 Staff Officer in WARDEC and had the unique opportunity of working closely with Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, then Chairman DRDO. He commanded an Infantry Division Signal Regiment during Operation PARAKRAM and was Chief Signal Officer of a Strike Corps, Chief Signal Officer of a Command and Additional Director General Tactical Communication at Director General Signals. During his distinguished 38 yrs of service he has been awarded Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Vishisht Seva Medal, Chief of Army Staff Commendation Card and Army Commander Commendation Card.

The General officer was Commandant, Military College of Telecommunication Engineering, Mhow from 01 Aug 2018 to Dec 2020 before assuming the appointment of Signal Officer-in-Chief wef 01 Jan 2021. He has been elected as the 64th Colonel Commandant of Corps of Signals wef 01 Aug 2018..

Dr. Rajesh Sharma belongs to the Indian Telecom Service (ITS) of 1988 batch at Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Ministry of Communication, Government of India, and is resently working as Deputy Director General (Service Unit), DoT, Ministry of Communications, Government of India. Dr. Sharma has an experience of more than 30 years in telecom technologies in operation, planning and roll-out of wireless, wire-line and broadband technologies in DoT and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited. Dr. Sharma currently serves as a Government Nominee Director on the Boards of ITI Limited and Tata Communications Limited.

Dr. Sharma earlier worked on deputation at the National e-Governance Division (NeGD), under the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeITY), Government of India as Director (Capacity Building), where he was responsible for capacity building for e-Government projects and imparting training at various levels in central line ministries and state governments.

A Fellow of the Indian Institute of Management Indore in Information Systems area (equivalent to PhD), Dr. Sharma also holds Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) from MDI Gurgaon and the B.E. (Electronics) degree from , University of Indore.

Dr. Sharma has published several widely cited research papers, case studies and book reviews in internationally reputed journals. His areas of interest include public sector governance, telecom technologies, e- Governance, technology acceptance, interoperability, green IT, recommender systems, knowledge management, sustainability and business process reengineering.

Independent Directors

Dr Raja Nayak, aged 60 years is a Scheduled Tribe Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and the National Vice President of Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DICCI) & President, South India, Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

He has been officially Conferred the European Professional Doctorate by Aldersgate University Europe.

Dr Raja Nayak is associated with Akshay Enterprises, MCS Logistics, he is now President for Institutions - Kala Niketan College of Education, KJ Convent Nursery, Primary and High School, Director of Purple Haze Beauty Spa Private Limited and Jala Beverages, and CEO of Nayak Food and beverages and Nayak Power systems.

Dr Raja Nayak is a renowned Philanthropist. He has helped innumerable first generation SC/ST community, connecting them to the Government of Karnataka Industrial Board, State Finance Corporation. He has joined hands with Central Food Technological Research Institute and Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology to help farmers and food manufacturing entrepreneurs to upgrade farming, contract farming and value addition of products.

Awards and Recognitions: Some of his notable awards are listed as under:

  • ZEE Business (Makers of India 2016 Season 6)
  • Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Award)
  • APS Research Media (The World Signature Awards 2019)
  • India Mart Emerging Business Forum 2016
  • Karntaka Sarige Rathna Award (Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation 2015)
  • Nayaka Mitra (Samaja Seva Ratna Award 2016)
  • European Professional Doctorate by ALDERSGATE UNIVERSITY EUROPE 2019


  • (DICCI) National Vice President, National Head - Tribal Wing – 2021
  • IIM Jammu - Member of the Non-Faculty Selection Committee – 2021
  • President, South India, Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DICCI) - 2020
  • Invitee member for District Level Single Window Clearance Committee, District Industries Centre (DIC), Karnataka
  • Member - Southern Regional Council, The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
  • Member, Southern Region (CII) Subcommittee on Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility & Affirmative Action.
  • Sub-committee Member - Employment Generation, Education, Skills and Livelihood, Southern Region (CII).

Smt Mamta Palariya, aged 59 years holds Masters degree, Bachelors degree and LLB from Kumaun University. She is an Advocate by profession and has been practicing in Civil Court, Haldwani (Uttarakhand) since 1986. She was an Independent Director in Bharat Wagon and Engineering Company Limited from 31.01.2017 to 31.01.2020.

Shri Billeswar Sinha, aged 41 years, holds Bachelors of Law degree from B N Mondal University, West Bengal. He is an Advocate by profession and has been awarded best lawyer of Bankura District in 2017 by District Legal Services Authority. The other social activities in which Shri Billeswar Sinha is associated are Prisoners Right, Disability Right, Women Rights, Juvenile Rights, Labour Rights, etc.

Chief Vigilance Officer

Shri B Kasiviswanathan

Chief Financial Officer

Shri Rajeev Srivastava

Company Secretary

Smt S. Shanmuga Priya


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