Profile - SHRI KESHAV RAO, DIRECTOR (PERSONNEL)



  • Shri Keshav Rao is an alumnus of I.I.T. Bombay and IIM, Ahmadabad. He also holds a PG diploma in HR. He started his career with a brief stint of one year in private sector followed by two years with Steel Authority of India Ltd. Thereafter he joined Indian Telecom Service where he served for about twenty six years. In his service career spanning over twenty nine years, he has worked in areas like projects, administration, procurement, IT implementation and marketing etc.

  • Besides being a telecommunication professional, he is well versed in HR and vigilance. He served as a Director in the Central Vigilance Commission, New Delhi from 2010 to 2015. As Director in CVC, he was closely associated with examination of vigilance matters of all organizations under coal ministry and assisted the commission in driving many vigilance reforms. He has also served as the Chief Vigilance Officer of four organizations under ministry of civil aviation viz. Pawan Hans Ltd., DGCA, IGRUA and Airport Authority of India.

  • Later as a General Manager (personnel) in BSNL he handled HR matters of around 50,000 executives. He was instrumental in resolution of many legal bottlenecks which facilitated an end to long pending cases leading to over 10,000 promotions within 3 months. He also contributed to formulation of a new promotion policy.

  • He has attended various training programmes/conferences in US, UK, France Austria and Portugal. He has delivered training courses in HR to international audiences in South Africa.

  • He served as an editor of the CVC’s newsletter Vigeye Vani. He headed two committees set up to examine delays in disciplinary proceedings across various government organizations and also was a member of the committee for drafting of vigilance manual released by CVC in 2017.

  • He also served as secretary to the Vigilance Study Circle Delhi NCR. He has been delivering lectures on various topics of HR and vigilance in several organizations during the last 8 years.

  • Shri Rao has taken over the charge of Director (Personnel), MCL on 18.12.2019.