01 August 2016 Current Affairs: The Gujarat government has appointed Dr. J.N. Singh, a 1983-batch Gujarat cadre IAS officer, as new Chief Secretary of the State in place of G.R. Aloria, who is superannuating on July 31st.
His order was issued by the Personnel Department headed by Additional Chief Secretary Anil Mukim.
Dr. Singh is currently Additional Chief Secretary (Finance) and also officiating as Managing Director of Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC).
Known for his competence and hard work, Dr. Singh has worked on crucial assignments in Gujarat; as Joint Secretary in the Textiles Ministry; Textiles Commissioner and as senior member, administration and projects in the National Highways Authority of India.
In Gujarat, he was MD of Sardar Sarovar Narmda Nigam Ltd. (SSNNL), Principal Secretary (Revenue) and then Additional Chief Secretary, Finance and Personnel.
As Chief Secretary, Dr. Singh will have the longest tenure of three years as he is scheduled to retire in 2019.