Dr.Rajaram IAS (Retd)
Dr.M.Rajaram is an exceptional IAS Officer of 1992 batch with balanced and appropriate views on administration. He has taken a Post Graduate Degree in English and Education. He is also a Law Graduate with a B.L. Degree. In addition, he holds a Doctorate Degree in HRD.
He served in the State Government of Tamil Nadu with rare distinction for more than 36 years in various important assignments of state administration, excelling in implementing policies of the Government while maintaining a reputation for impeachable integrity.
His efficiency in Civil Administration brought him many prestigious awards, notably the ‘Best Collector Award’, Malcolm Award, Anna Award and St Johns Ambulance Award from Government of Tamil Nadu. He received encomiums from spiritual leaders in organizing Hindu Spiritual Fairs in 12 districts of Tamil Nadu and for lending support for organizing National Level Hindu Spiritual Fairs in Chennai in the capacity as Commissioner and Secretary, Hindu Religious Endowment.
He is a great scholar in the field of Education and his research papers have received much acclaim at the national level. He has published more than 40 books, to mention a few: Quality in Educational Administration, Who will Bell the Cat?”, Elemental Warriors, Food for Thought, Passport for Success, Blossoms in English, Yellow Line, Glory of Thirukkural, Better Tomorrow, Towards Better English, Glory of Tamil, Gita for Students, Tic Talk Tic, Bosses – the Good, the Bad and Ugly, Corporate Wisdom,etc have been greatly appreciated.
He belongs to the scholar-civil servant tradition. He has brought out the beautiful work of English translation of Thirukkural for which Dr.AbdulKalam, former President of India has paid a very well-deserved tribute to this book.
“He is currently serving as President , Indian Officers Association established in 1907 for the welfare of officials and members of judicaiary in Tamil Nadu.”
A distinguished administrator and academician and an individual with vision and moral stature who strived for compassionate administration, having handled virtually all major departments of state administration, excelling in implementing policies of the Government while maintaining a reputation for impeachable integrity, is a versatile, able administrator, an erudite scholar, a prolific writer and a valued patron of fine arts / temples, etc.
Served as Chairman in government and non-government institutions such as Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), Tourism Advisory Board, UNICEF Project on Childhood Education, Matriculation Board Of Education, Tamilnadu Global Investors Meet among many others.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
Poet Laureate Award from World Poets Congress, Mongolia – 2017.
CNBC Travel Award for “Best Weekend Getaway” – 2008.
National Award from Government of India for Rural Tourism – 2003.
HUDCO Award for Low Cost Housing – 2002.
Best Collector Award from Tamil Nadu Government – 2000.
Gandhi Award from Hon’ble Governor of Tamil Nadu – 1995.
Commendation from the Secretary General, SAF Games, VII.
Seva Ratna Award for service to the blind from Bharathi Yuvakendra, Madurai – 2014.
National Award from GOI for Best Collateral Publicity – 2003.
National Award from Government of India for Cultural Tourism – 2003.
St. John’s Ambulance Award – 2000.
Malcolm Award for Literacy Service from TN Government – 1999.
Anna Literacy Award from Hon’ble Governor of Tamil Nadu – 1990.