R S Sharma is currently working as Director General & Mission Director of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and is responsible for implementing this ambitious and challenging project undertaken by the Government of India for providing unique identification to all its residents. In his capacity as the DG&MD of this project he is responsible for overall implementation of this Mission Mode project. His previous assignments include Principal Secretary of the Departments of Science and Technology and Drinking Water and Sanitation , Government of Jharkhand; Principal Secretary of the Departments of Information Technology (IT), Rural Development and Human Resources Development. His contributions to the IT and e-Governance have been widely recognised both within the country and outside. He has been responsible for implementing a number of projects relating to ICT Infrastructure, Process Re-engineering and Service Delivery in Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode.