Chief Executive Officer,
Pune Smart City
Development Corporation Limited, India
Dr. Rajendra C Jagtap currently is the Chief Executive Officer of Pune Smart City Development Corporation Limited, a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) under Smart City Mission of the Government of India for implementation of Smart City Projects in Pune, India.
Among his many responsibilities the key one is to carry out the implementation of various smart city projects and facilitate their execution for a successful launch for use of citizens. The Smart Cities Mission is an innovative and new initiative by the Government of India to drive economic growth and improve the quality of life of people by enabling local development and harnessing technology to create smart outcomes for the citizens.
He holds to his credit a plethora of projects that have seen successful execution and launch at the hands of Mayor and Guardian Minister, Pune. These include Smart Street redesign, Smart Placemaking, Smart Public Bicycle Sharing, Smart E-toilet specially for women and children, Citizen engagement programs and initiatives, Smart Elements which includes WIFI for citizens and a Command and Control Center that integrates data from various sources, Smart Street Lighting, Smart Solar Power, Smart School, Smart Health and fewothers. In July this year, under his leadership, Pune Smart City was awarded the highest and most prestigious national awards organized by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairsin the Lighthouse, Placemaking, Public Bicycle Sharing and PMC CAREcategories atthe hands of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modiji.These awards were focused on e-governance, people centred governance for inclusive and sustainable communities.Under his administration, Pune Smart City Development Corporation Limited secured 2nd rank in the joint evaluation done by World Bank and theGovernment of India in January 2018 which focused on evaluation of smart cities implementing their projects, clearly an evidence of the pace with which projects are beingimplemented.
Dr.Jagtap is also very active on holding interactive citizen engagement forums, industry groups, government officials and various stakeholders to promote the company and seek strategic partnerships for its sustainable growth for the benefit of citizens. On an overall basis, so far approximately 6 million people have been directly or indirectly impacted through the initiatives of Pune Smart City.
Dr. Rajendra C Jagtap is an Indian Defence Estate Service Officer (IDES) and has worked as Additional Municipal Commissioner, Pune Municipal Corporation and Chief Executive Officer of various Cantonment Boards in the country. He holds a Doctorate in Solid Waste Management. During his tenure prior to the current assignment, his special achievements include: spearheading computerization of Land records at Southern Command, leading station survey of defence lands at Dehradun and Chakrata Forest, development of GIS survey for PMC property, completion of various construction projects that included sports museum and sports ground in the city and the development & implementation of E-governance software for 39 departments in the city.