The ex-Chief Secretary is a 1982-batch IAS officer who completed 36 years of his service.
Kaushal retired as Special Chief Secretary-cum-Director General of Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration
Our e-District project which is the backbone of e-Governance in the State has been rated No.1 in the country consistently by Ministry of Information and Technology (IT), Government of India.
The e-Government strategy for the State consists of a portfolio of ICT applications that will electronically deliver services of the highest quality to citizens (G2C), businesses (G2B), government functionaries (G2G) and government employees (G2E).
“The State Government is committed to provide transparent and effective governance to the citizens of the State. The common man is the focus of our e-Governance programmes and schemes. State of Punjab has established State of Art single window front-end delivery channels like Sewa Kendras, Fard Kendras (Land Records), Saanjh Kendras (Police services) which have been instrumental in providing across the counter citizen services. Citizens have been immensely benefitted with the setting up of these centers as they are able to get services of various departments from these single-window centers,” he said in an interview to eGov magazine.
Punjab has implemented many e-Governance programmes like backend computerisation of various departments, online service delivery using State Portal and State Service Delivery Gateway, e-Sarkar, e-District, etc. which have improved the functioning of the government to provide all services in an efficient and hassle-free manner and identified services on an online basis.
He has been a key part of Elets e-governance conferences.