G. R. Raghavender
Joint Secretary - Department of Justice
Ministry of Law & Justice
G. R. Raghavender is a civil servant. He was selected for Central Secretariat Service (CSS) cadre through UPSC Civil Services Examination in 1988. Currently, he is Joint Secretary in the Department of Justice, Ministry of Law & Justice, Government of India. He is involved in policymaking in copyrights and related rights and is also in charge of ISBN registration and book promotion.
Raghavender earlier worked as Registrar of Copyrights of the Indian Copyright Office for about six-and-a-half years and played a key role in the introduction of amendments to the Copyright Act in 2012 and introduction of the Copyright Rules, 2013. He also initiated online registration for copyright along with payment gateway and digitization of documents in the Copyright Office in 2014. Further, he took the initiative to adopt a special logo and got ISO-9001 certification for this office.