Dr. J N Singh, IAS, is the Chief Secretary of Gujarat State. An IAS officer of 1983 batch, he is also the Chairman of Gujarat Maritime Board and the President of Gujarat Maritime University.
He has a rich experience of over 35 years of working in various State as well as Central Government Departments. In Gujarat, he has held key positions like Chairman & Managing Director of Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation, Managing Director of Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited, Principal Secretary (Science and Technology), Additional Chief Secretary(Finance Department) just to name a few. He also had notable tenures at the Government of India where he was the Textile Commissioner and Member (Finance) at the National Highway Authority of India. He has left his stamp wherever he worked. During his tenure as Chairman & Managing Director, Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation had made remarkable progress in buying and selling of gas in bulk, gas transmission and City Gas Distribution even during the slump in crude prices. His illustrious tenure at the National Highways Authority of India has been marked with development of widespread network of highways across India.
He has served largely in Infrastructure and Finance sectors having handled Industrial Infrastructure, Power, Telecom, Highways and Water. He has spearheaded various reforms and has overseen execution of major projects across sectors.
Dr. J N Singh, IAS, has done M.A. in International Studies from the prestigious JN University, MDM from AIM, Manila and Ph.D. from the reputed M S University. His Ph.D. in Political Economy examined the tripartite relationship of Power sector, ground water resources and Agriculturists in the context of Gujarat.