“Hardwork Beats Talent
Talent Doesn’t Work Hard”

– Dr.Rajaram


Dr.M.Rajaram is an exceptional IAS Officer of 1992 batch with balanced and appropriate views on administration.  He has taken a Post Graduate Degree in English and Education.  He is also a Law Graduate with a B.L. Degree. In addition, he holds a Doctorate Degree in HRD He is a great research scholar in the field of Education and his research papers have received much acclaim at the national level. Read More

Dr. M. Rajaram IAS(retd.)

Personal Information


Full Name : Moorthy Rajaram
Address      : No. 4/59, Luz Church Avenue, Mylapore, Chennai-600004
D.O.B            : 26th February 1956
Email           : mraajaram@gmail.com
Mobile         : +91 98401 36909
Languages Known : Tamil, English & Telugu


A bureaucrat par excellence, having handled virtually all major departments of state administration, excelling in implementing policies of the Government while maintaining a reputation for impeachable integrity, is a versatile, able administrator, an erudite scholar, a prolific writer and a valued patron of fine arts / temples, etc. Read More



University Of Madras 1993


University Of Madras 1992

M Ed (Education)

Madurai Kamaraj University 1982

MA (English)

Madurai Kamaraj University 1978


Asian Development Bank

Tourism Projects 2007-2009

World Bank

Women Development 2004-2006

INDUS Project

Child Labor Elimination 1999-2001


  1. Governance
  2. Tech Savvy
  3. Public Relations
  4. Education
  5. Environment
  6. Swachh Bharat
  7. Temple Renovation
  8. Inter-personal Skills

  1. Leadership – Service
  2. Rural / Urban Housing
  3. Rural Infrastructure
  4. Poverty Alleviation
  5. Revenue Administration
  6. Tourism
  7. Media Management
  8. Cogent Thinker and Prolific Writer

Positions In Various Places

  • Post Graduate Teacher 1979-82.
  • District Education Officer 1982-83.
  • Inspector Of Anglo-Indian schools 1983-85.
  • Inspector of Matriculation Schools (I/C) 1983-85.
  • Chief Educational Officer 1985-88.
  • Deputy Director Of School Education, 1988-89.
  • Secretary, Tamil Nadu Parent Teacher Association, 1988-99.
  • Joint Director Of School Education, 1990-96.
  • Administrative Officer, SAF Games Village, 1995-96.
  • Joint Commissioner (Prohibition & Excise), 1996-97.
  • Sub-Collector Vellore,1997-98.
  • Sub Collector ,Tiruvallur,1997-98.
  • Deputy Commissioner of Health,Chennai,1998-99.
  • District Collector, Thanjavur and Chennai, 1999-01/2004-05.
  • Managing Director Slum Clearance Board, 2001-02.
  • Commissioner of Labour, 2002-03.
  • Chairman, Tamil Nadu Construction Workers Welfare Board.
  • Chairman, Tamil Nadu Auto Workers Welfare Board.
  • Chairman, Tamil Nadu Manual Workers Board.
  • Vice Chairman, Tamil Nadu Labour Welfare Board.
  • Director of Rural Development & Panchayat Raj,2003-06.
  • Managing Director, Tamil Nadu Housing Board, 2006-07.
  • Commissioner of Tourism/ Mg. Director, TTDC,2007-09.
  • Managing Director, Tamilnadu Cements Corpn.,2009-10.
  • Transport Commissioner,2010-11.
  • Secretary to Government, Tamil Development, Religious Endowment & Information,2011-16.
  • Member/Chairman, Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission, 2016-17.

  • Member – Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA).
  • Life Member & President – Indian Officers Association (IOA).
  • Life Member, Bharat Scouts and Guides, Tamil Nadu.
  • Life Member, StJohn’s Ambulance.
  • Life Member, Indian Red Cross Society, Tamil Nadu.
  • Life Member, Blue Cross Society, Chennai.
  • Life Member, Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi.
  • Life Member, Indian Council for Child Welfare, Chennai.
  • Member, Gandhian Youth Forum, Chennai.
  • Member, Thakkar Baba (Gandhi Vidhyalaya), Chennai.
  • Member, National Council of Bharat Scouts and Guides, New Delhi.


Poet Laureate Award from World Poets Congress, Mongolia – 2017.

SevaRathna Award for service to the blind from Bharathi Yuvakendra, Madurai – 2014.

CNBC Travel Award for “Best Weekend Getaway” – 2008.

National Award from GOI for Best Collateral Publicity – 2003.


Books Authored

Books Reviewed

Magazines Edited

Papers Presented

International Exposure

Research Assistance

Major Events Organized

Seminar/Training Programs Attended

Training Programs Organized

Significant Training Programs Attended



• Opened 120 Rural Schools with active public participation.

• Organized inter school parliament and computer literacy programs.


His PhD Thesis was implemented by Government of Tamil Nadu to form a new Department for regulating unregistered nursery and matriculation schools.


Successfully managed both Drought and Flood situations in Thanjavur District, Tsunami Relief, Mobilization of funds for Thane cyclone.


Dr.M.Rajaram has brought out the ancient wisdom of Tamils very cogently and beautifully in his book TamilinPerumai (Glory of Tamil).

Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Former President of India

Dr. Rajaram’s translation of Thirukkural makes a garland of knowledge guiding the people on the right path. The Translation is unique in its simplicity, elegance and maintenance of poetic rhythm.

Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
President of India (2002 – 2007)

I would like to place on record our sincere appreciation for your unstinted and selfless service rendered towards the successful conduct of Tamilnadu Global Investors Meet 2015.

Addl. Chief Secretary to GovernmentIndustries Department,
Government of Tamilnadu

Dr.M.Rajaram is a member of India’s top Civil Service, namely IAS and has a distinguished track record of more than 22 years of service. Dr.Rajaram has struck an excellent balance between readability and pragmatic approach keeping in view today’s modern, highly stressed executive.

N.Vittal, IAS (Retd.)
Former Chief Vigilance Commissioner of India

Dr.M.Rajaram is a renowned Scholar, able Administrator and Distinguished Diplomat. I sincerely congratulate Dr.M.Rajaram IAS for his incredible dedication and efforts in compiling Dr.Martin Luther King Jr’s quotes.

Deputy Secretary,
Office of the Secretary of State House

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