New Delhi: Senior bureaucrat Sunil Paliwal (IAS) has been appointed as Chairperson of Chennai Port Trust. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways for the appointment of Paliwal as Chairperson of Chennai Port Trust for an overall tenure of five years up to September 15, 2024, with effect from the date of taking over the charge of the post or until further orders, whichever is earlier.
Paliwal is a 1993-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Tamil Nadu cadre. He is currently serving as Chairman-cum-Managing Director of Kamarajar Port Limited. He has done his B Tech in Computer Science from IIT Kanpur, M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, USA and MBA from the University of Birmingham, UK.
Paliwal started his career as Sub Collector of the Collector of Tirunelveli, Theni and Kanniyakumari Districts. He also held crucial portfolios in the Government of Tamil Nadu such as Managing Director of Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (CMWSSB), Managing Director of Tamil Nadu Road Development Company Limited (TNRDC), Managing Director of Tamilnadu Industrial Development Corporation, Secretary to Government, Commercial Taxes & Registration Department and Commissioner for Milk Production & Dairy Development and Managing Director, Tamilnadu Co-operative Milk Producers' Federation Ltd. (Aavin), Principal Secretary to Government, Higher Education Department and Principal Secretary to Government, Labour & Employment Department.
Chennai Port, the third oldest port among the 12 major ports, is an emerging hub port in the East Coast of India. This gateway port for all cargo has completed 137 years of glorious service to the nation's maritime trade. It is one of the major ports having Terminal Shunting Yard and running their own Railway operations inside the harbour. The port is having railway lines running up to 41 Kms, 8 sidings to handle a wide range of cargo like Granite, Food grains, Dry Bulk, etc. For handling containers separate sidings are available.
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