Thursday, 5 November 2015

New Secretary Steel : Aruna Sundarajan, IAS

Senior IAS officer Aruna Sundarajan has taken charge as Secretary in Ministry of Steel.  She is a 1982 batch IAS officer of Kerala cadre, and her previous assignment was Administrator, Universal Service Obligation Fund under Department of Telecommunications. She has been appointed in place of Rakesh Singh, who superannuated on September 30, 2015.

Ms Sundararajan has over three decades of experience in a variety of leadership roles in the Central  Government and Kerala State . Important positions she has held include the Country Head of the Global E schools Initiative of the UN,  Mission Director, Rajiv AwasYojana under JNNURM,  and CEO of the prestigious  Common Service Centre Project under the National E-Governance Project, Government of India. Ms Sundararajan was instrumental in establishing the IT department of Kerala , the Kochi Infopark, and in initiating the SMART City project, Kochi.  She is no stranger to Kochi having started her career as Secretary of the GCDA. Ms Sundararajan was honoured as one of the top professional women achievers by India Today in 2009 and by Forbes Business Magazine in Aug 2012.

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