Prof. M. Moni, the Program Director is Professor Emeritus (Agricultural Informatics & e-Governance), Centre for Agricultural Informatics & e-Governance Research Studies, Department of Agri-Informatics Engineering of Shobhit University, Meerut.
"Prof. M. Moni is the Former Director General of National Informatics Centre, which is a premier Institution of Department of Electronics & Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India, in the areas of e-Governance and Informatics development. A Well Known Senior Technocrat in the field of Informatics and e-Governance in the Country, having more than 34 years of experience, and his research publications / reports / lectures/ Addresses (of about 250) have generated academic and research interests in the areas of regional development, agricultural development and informatics development. Played a significant role in taking e-Governance in India and strived hard, thought strategically for long-term solutions, fought ground realities and challenges faced the country, yet devised ways to succeed. Instrumental in visualising and opertionalising the DISNIC programme (1987) - an e-Government Programme in 28 Sectors for about 512+ districts during 1987-92 and Digital Networks for Farmer (DNF) in 1995 which are considered as the major steps towards e-Governance and Agricultural Informatics for Development in India.
Prof. Moni is the Recipient of Seva Ratna Award 2004 (The Centenarian Trust, Chennai) and Bhoogol Bhushan Award 2006 (The Deccan Geographical Society India, Pune) for ICT for Agricultural development (ICT4Ag) in India, and also nominated to the Technology Museum Award, USA 2004 and 2005 for visualising and opertionalising the AGMARKNET Project in India."