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Mr. Jayant Singh is the Director General, NILERD, he is currently posted in the NITI Aayog as Adviser.  Prior to this he worked in the Ministry of Shipping Ports and Waterways as Vice Chairman – Inland Waterways Authority of India.  Civil Servant by Profession, Mr. Jayant Singh’s area of specialization lies in the field of Public Policy, particularly in the areas of infrastructure, governance. 


He is an alumnus of St. Stephens College, Delhi from where he did his graduation and post-graduation in History; and the London School of Economics from where he obtained MSc. Degree in Public Management and Governance.  He also holds an M. Phil. Degree in Security Studies from National Defence College, New Delhi.


He belongs to the 1994 batch of the Indian Railways Traffic Service.  He’s served in various capacities in Rajasthan and Gujarat, most notably in Container Corporation of India, he set up a number of multimodal logistics terminals in Rajasthan and Haryana. He was associated with the launch of the first double stack container train in Asia in 2006.


He has also served as faculty member at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie from 2011-2016 where he was also the Centre Director for Centre of Disaster Management.  Besides Public Policy and Governance, his area of interest includes National Security and Geo-Strategic Affairs.  He served as Joint Secretary at the National Security Council Secretariat under the Prime Minister’s Office from 2016-2020.

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