Indian Express Excellence in Governance Awards 2019
Collector & District Magistrate, East Godavari, Government of Andhra Pradesh

The first Indian Express Excellence in Governance Awards recognised Mr Kartikeya Misra (IAS 2009) as one of the finest District Magistrates in India on August 21 2019 under the ‘Left Wing Extremism’ category. He won the accolades for his initiative on Digital Connectivity through Fiber Grid and FSOC Technology to remote tribal villages of the region.

He also initiated the Kaushal Godavari Project for ‘Skill Development’. Under his leadership, 16000 youths found jobs with tribal girls working at Foxconn in Nellore, jobless youth employed as TV technicians, young priests getting offers from a temple in Dallas and more. Recently, Government of Andhra Pradesh through an issued GO, also appointed Mr Misra, the Director of Health and Family Welfare as MD and CEO of Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone.