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Arvind Singh appointed as Secretary of Tourism, GOI

Moving to the Centre in 2001, Singh has worked in various ministries including Commerce and Shipping and as Private Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture.

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Arvind Singh, Chairman of Airports Authority of India (AAI), has been appointed as the new Secretary of Tourism, GOI.

Apart from AAI, he was Additional Chief Secretary (Energy) in Government of Maharashtra. He has also worked as Chairman and Managing Director of Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Ltd. (MSPGCL) and the Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company Ltd. (MSETCL).

Singh joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1988 after acquiring Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi and the Delhi School of Economics, Delhi. His initial assignments were as Assistant Collector at Aurangabad and as Chief Executive Officer of Aurangabad and Nagpur Zilla Parishads. After a stint in the Chief Secretary’s office at Mumbai, he moved to Kolhapur as District Collector.

Moving to the Centre in 2001, he worked in various ministries including Commerce and Shipping and as Private Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture. He served at the Embassy of India, Tokyo as Minister (Economic & Commerce) between 2014-17.

Singh has attended mid-career training courses at the Graduate Institute, Geneva and Harvard University.