Dr. K. Rajeswara Rao, holds a Doctorate Degree in Social Sciences, M.Phil in National Security, M.A. in Sociology, Degree in Basic Sciences and PG in Journalism. Dr. K. Rajeswara Rao belongs to the Indian Administrative Service (Tripura Cadre) 1988 Batch, presently posted in NITI Aayog as Special Secretary in charge of Managing Urbanization (Urban Development) & Urban Poverty Alleviation, Skill Development, Labour & Employment, UTs etc. He was Chief of National Urban Health Mission and prepared ground work/guidelines for launch of PM Jan Arogya Yojana during 2014 and 2016. Dr. Rao is a development professional. During the long span of 32 years of administrative experience, he has dealt with Six Ministries of Government of India, i.e., Women and Child Development, Food Processing, Railways, Vigilance, Health and Mines and two State Governments i.e., Tripura and Andhra Pradesh. In States, Dr. Rao worked in Urban Development, Education and Social Development sectors, among others.