Sri. K. Jairaj is from the 1976 Batch of Indian Administrative Service Karnataka Cadre. He Graduated in Economics from the prestigious Central College Bangalore University obtained Distinction in M.A. (Economics) from the Delhi School of Economics. He did his Masters in Public Administration and Public affairs from Princeton University and Harvard University. During his distinguished career of 36 years with the Indian Administrative Service, he has held very prestigious and key appointments. Sri. K. Jairaj had the distinction of heading the Bangalore City Corporation as its Commissioner twice. Other notable assignments include: Commissioner of Transport, Commercial Taxes, MD KPTCL, MD BIAL, MD KSRTC, PS to Chief Minister of Karnataka, MD KSIDC, Principal Secretary RD & PR and Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka before he retired in May 2012. Sri K. Jairaj has been conferred with a number of awards and citations during his distinguished service such as Rajiv Gandhi National Excellence award for outstanding leadership in public service, Fellow award by All India Management Association for contributions to the management movement as President of AIMA, Citizen Extraordinary award by Rotary Club for civic and public service, Paul Harris Fellow award by Rotary International for outstanding service and social contribution, Man of the year award 1999, etc. The list is endless and his contribution to the Public service is enormous. Sri K. Jairaj is presently the Chairman of the Bangalore Advisory Council, AIMA, Member Board of Governors, Indian Institute of Management, Kashipur, Chairman Board of Trustees Bangalore GayanaSamaja Bangalore and President Managing Committee Association of Mentally Challenged.