New Delhi: Aruna Singh has taken over the additional charge of the post of Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of RailTel Corporation of India Limited (RailTel) on Wednesday. She is presently working as an Additional Member (Telecom) on Railway Board.
Aruna Singh is an officer of the 1985 batch of Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers (IRSSE) and a Graduate in Electronics and Telecommunication from Delhi College of Engineering, Delhi.
Starting her career from the Northern Railway zone, she has held many important assignments in different zones and wings of Indian Railways like Chief Workshop Manager (CWM), Ghaziabad; Divisional Railway Manager (DRM), Hyderabad Division, South Central Railway; Chief Signal & Telecom Engineer (CSTE)/(Project) & Chief Communication Engineer, Northern Railway; Principal Chief Safety Officer, North Western Railway; Additional General Manager (AGM) of North Western Railway and Executive Director of Railway Electrification /(S&T) in Railway Board.
She attended many training programs or courses in India and abroad during her career which includes professional courses from the Indian Railways Institute of Signal Engineering and Telecommunications, (IRISET) Secunderabad, a Public Policy Diploma from the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), New Delhi, Strategic Management courses from Shanghai and Paris and Management Strategies course from Carnegie Mellon University, USA.
During her distinguished career, her thrust has been on proper planning & timely execution of projects. During her tenure in S&T Department, she had commissioned works of Route relay interlocking, microwave and optical fibre network on Northern Railway & setting up erstwhile security helpline ‘182’ for Indian Railways. Her contribution in “green initiatives” like rejuvenation of vintage open wells & water conservation measures on South Central Railway won ‘The Minister of Railways special award.’
In a meeting held with senior officials of RailTel, the new CMD of RCIL, Aruna Singh said, “RailTel has been doing really well business-wise and I am confident that this team will be able to continue the momentum with the ‘customer first’ approach. Our timely delivery of services and execution of projects will strengthen RCIL’s brand name amongst major telecom /ICT players of India. RCIL will continue to be in the forefront of digital transformation taking place in the country.”
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