Dr. CS Kedar

Dr C.S Kedar,
Retired Additional Chief Secretary,
CEO, CSR wing of JSW, Ballari


Dr C.S Kedar, retired Additional Chief Secretary, belongs to IAS 1979 batch, Karnataka Cadre, is currently working as CEO of CSR wing of JSW at Ballari will deliver special talk at India CSR Leadership Summit & Awards being organized by India CSR Network on May 26, 2016 at Hotel Sahara Star, Mumbai, India. Dr Kedar will speak on wider spectrum of Innovation and CSR.

Dr Kedar, having PhD from the University of Mysore, he has a unique capability of blending research, advocacy and public administration for conceptualising and executing sustainable developmental initiatives.

He has had 34 years’ of rich work experience in public administration before joining JSW in 2013. He started his career as Assistant Commissioner of Ramanagaram in 1981 and served in various capacities both in GOK and GOI including Deputy Commissioners of Bengaluru and Ballari, Director of Watershed Development Programme, both at GOK & NABARD,   and many more positions at Commissioner, Principal Secretary and Additional Chief Secretary levels.

He has a tradition of leaving behind legacy. As Secretary, Finance, he rolled out the biggest IT project ‘KHAJANA’ digitising the financial transactions of Government treasuries; Yeshasvini, the health insurance was digitised benefitting 20 lakh members of rural cooperatives while working as Principal Secretary, Co-operation; Working as Joint Secretary at Cabinet Secretariat Rastrapathy Bhavan, handled policy issues at highest level. As Director General, ESI Corporation, handled health insurance and health service provision to 62 million Indians through its own chain of 150 hospitals and 1500 dispensaries. Started post graduate courses in Medical education at 6 locations and initiated 8 medical colleges. Set up 8 new modern hospitals and modernised 22 existing hospitals. Rolled out one of the world’s biggest IT project with an out lay of Rs 12,000 million involving business process reengineering and training 65,000 officials. Issued smart cards to more than 15 million insured persons and creating Clinical Data Records of 62 million Indians.

As honorary member in the past he was on Board of Governors of IIM-Ranchi, and presently on the Boards of Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwaraa Dharmothana Trust, a revered and respected NGO in Karnataka and advisor to Ramaseva Mandali, Bengaluru, one of the highly reputed cultural organisation. As JSW Foundation, he conceptualised the Mission Against Malnutrition and is leading the Mission team from the front.