Mr J.P. Singh, Jt Secretary, Ministry of Steel, has been appointed as the Government Director on the boards of three steel companies in public sector, Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL) and Indian Iron and Steel Company (IISCO).
Known as one of the main architects of the draft Steel Policy of the Government of India, Mr Singh earlier won acclaim for successfully steering the formulation of the raw materials policy for the Steel Development Wing. As Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Steel, he was in charge of licensing during the critical period from 1990 to 1995 when the liberalisation process was in the transition phase. His contributions in drafting of the industrial policy for Delhi in 1998 were also well appreciated and recognised.
A Gold Medalist in Mechanical Engineering, Mr Singh held various important positions in the states of Delhi, Goa and Arunachal Pradesh ever since he joined Indian Administrative Service in 1977. The other key posts that he held during his illustrious career include Collector of Goa (1982-85), Housing Commissioner in Delhi Development Authority (1987-90), Development Commissioner of the Union Territories of Daman and Diu (1995-97) and Industries Commissioner and CMD of Delhi State Industrial Development Corporation (1997-2001).