K Jairaj - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Day 1
12:00 pm

Story of the Clan

SS Naganand with K Jairaj


A member of the 1976 batch of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Mr. K. Jairaj retired as Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka.

Mr. Jairaj has held key appointments in the Infrastructure, Energy, Transport and Urban Development sectors including Principal Secretary and ACS , Energy Department and Chairman, BESCOM; Managing Director, Bangalore International Airport Ltd.; Managing Director, Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd.; Managing Director, Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation; Commissioner, Bangalore City Corporation (BBMP) for two terms; Commissioner for Commercial Taxes and Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister of Karnataka.

With Mr. N.R. Narayanamurthy as Chairman, Mr. K. Jairaj helped establish the Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), India’s first Greenfield Airport, on Public Private Partnership (PPP) basis. Mr. Jairaj has served with the World Bank, Washington DC., USA, as Senior Public Sector Management Specialist.