Dr. Jaideep Kumar Mishra is a Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology in Government of India and heads the Internet Governance Division. In a career spanning 28 years, he has held several senior level public positions for the Government of India where he has actively worked on several projects and initiatives across diverse sectors focusing on leveraging the use of technology for better government service delivery.
Since 2018, he has been a GAC representative of India. While serving in this capacity he has played a crucial role in fostering the internet governance community in India and has spearheaded the regular PreICANN Briefings, the ICANN readouts and has attended several ICANN meetings both in-person and virtually and contributed in the discussions. He has conducted several multi-stakeholder discussions on significant relevant issues and has also conceptualized various projects on awareness and fellowship schemes to provide support for attending Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) meetings. He is key person responsible for creating DNS centre of excellence in India.
He also represents India at the United Nations Internet Governance Forum (UN IGF) and Digital Dialogues on Internet Governance and is currently also involved in preparations for India to host its first National IGF i.e: IIGF 2021.
An important area of his contribution has been in the delegation of India's Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) ccTLD in seven regional languages which has enabled the .IN ccTLD to be available in India's twenty two official languages. On a broader aspect, he heads the flagship scheme of Government of India titled the "Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDISHA)", which is one of its kind and globally the largest digital literacy scheme that leverages internet for imparting digital literacy in rural areas. The scheme targets to impart digital literacy to 60 million citizens in rural households out of which so far over 44 million beneficiaries have already been trained and empowered to use the internet.
With his grass root experience in the domain, Dr. Mishra is well placed to support GAC and ICANN in furthering the aspects of digital inclusivity and accessibility for the global communities. Further he would effectively contribute towards policy development, especially in the coming years, when significant policy issues related to Data management, privacy, DNS abuse, cyber security and new gTLD subsequent procedures, require concerted efforts and global consensus building.
Dr. Jaideep Kumar Mishra holds a Bachelor of Technology Degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India and also a PhD from the same institute. He has also pursued his post-doctoral work in the field of Information Systems under the prestigious Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) fellowship at Japan during 1998-99.