Rajendra Mani Tripathi – The New Surveyor General of India

Rajendra Mani Tripathi – The New Surveyor General of India

Rajendra Mani Tripathi

Rajendra Mani Tripathi
Surveyor General of India

Rajendra Mani Tripathi has taken over the charge of Surveyor General of India with effect from May 01, 2015, succeeding Dr Swarna Subba Rao.

The Surveyor General of India is the Head of Department of Survey of India, a Department under the Ministry of Science and Technology of Government of India. He also happens to be the senior most member of the Survey of India Service, an organized engineering service under the Union of India.

He has earned his Master of Science in Physics with Electronics from Deendayal Upadhyay Gorakhpur University in the year of 1977.

After that he was associated with Oil and Gas Cooperation for one year. Later he joined Survey of India and gone through course no. 500 (Surveying Engineering) and course no.  700 (Advance Geodesy) from Indian Institute of Surveying and Mapping, Survey of India (IIS&M), Hyderabad, India.

Later on he also earned Post Graduate Diploma in Geoinformatics from Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) of the University of Twente.

List of Surveyor Generals – since establishment

The East India Company appointed James Rennell to survey the Bengal Presidency in 1757. Lord Clive appointed him as Surveyor General. Colin Mackenzie was appointed Surveyor General of Madras Presidency in 1810 but these posts were abolished in 1815 and Mackenzie was made the first Surveyor General of India.

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