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Former telecom secretary R Chandrashekhar to be Nasscom President

PUNE: Nasscom today said Former telecomsecretary R Chandrashekhar will be thePresident of the IT software services industry body after Som Mittal's tenure ends in January 2014. 

"We are privileged to have Chandrashekhar share our future aspirations and help us to build a truly world class innovative industry," Nasscom 
Chairman Krishnakumar Natarajansaid in a statement. 

This decision was taken at 
Executive Council meeting of National Association of Software and Service Companies held here. 

"I have had the pleasure of engaging with Nasscom in my diverse roles with the government. I am honoured to be leading Nasscom and I look forward to work with Som, the Executive Council and other stakeholders," Chandrashekhar said. 

He will have the responsibility to take forward Nasscom's ambitious target of USD 300 billion of revenue by 2020 from IT sector. 

Chandrashekhar was the Chairman, 
Telecom Commission and Secretary, Department of Telecommunication till March 2013. 

He is credited with establishing the Department of Information Technology in 
Andhra Pradesh and was Secretary of the Department from June 1997 to December 1999. 

Mittal's term will end on January 3, 2014. He has been President of Nasscom for the last 6 years.