New Delhi: Aruna Nayar, an Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS) officer of 1987 batch and level-16 empanelled IRMS officer, has been appointed as Secretary of Railway Board and taken over charge with effect from January 6, 2023. She was earlier functioning in the Railway Board as Additional Member (Staff) since May 2023 and as Principal Executive Director (Staff) Railway Board from Februay 2022 to May 2023.
The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) on January 5 appointed her as Secretary of Railway Board in IRMS level-16. Nayar is also the first IRPS officer to be empanelled in IRMS in level-16.
Nayar has vast experience in various capacities in Railways and worked as Principal Chief Personnel Officer (PCPO) in Eastern Railway, Dy. CPO, Metro Railway/Kolkata, PCPO in Southern Railway and in other capacities in Railway Recruitment Board (Chennai), Railway Divisions of Chennai & Palghat and Golden Rock Workshop & Division at Tiruchirapalli. Nayar had also worked as Director (Persnnel) of Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications & IT under Central Staffing Scheme from 2005 to 2009.
Nayar has done her Bachelors from St. Stephens College, Delhi University & Masters from Delhi University and Masters in Public Policy from Australian National University in 2009 as part of in service training.