Dehradun, India: Swarna Subba Rao has taken charge as the Surveyor General of India. He was selected through an open competition held by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in January 2010.
Rao joined Survey of India in 1983 and held charge of several independent offices. He has executed several survey projects including the 560 Km pipeline survey for GAIL, India. He supervised all disciplines of survey – topographic surveys, photogrammetric survey and digital cartography. He has been associated with GIS related work for the past two decades.
Rao is a civil engineer from Osmania University, Hyderabad and pursued M.Tech in Transportation Engineering from Regional Engineering College, Warangal, Andhra Pradesh, India, in 1983.
Source: Survey of India