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Sunil Paliwal Takes Charge as Chairman-cum-Managing Director of Kamarajar Port


Port Wings News Network:

Mr Sunil Paliwal, IAS (1993 Tamil Nadu Batch) on 16 September 2019 took charge as Chairman-cum-Managing Director (CMD) of Kamarajar Port Ltd (KPL), only corporate Major Port under the Ministry of Shipping, Government of India and located near Chennai Port, another major port under the Ministry.

Before joining Kamarajar Port Limited, he was holding the post of Principal Secretary to Government, Labour and Employment Department, Government of Tamil Nadu.

Shri Sunil Paliwal is a 1993 batch Tamil Nadu Cadre IAS Officer.  He has done his B.Tech in Computer Science from IIT Kanpur, M.S. in Computer Science from University of Maryland, USA and MBA from University of Birmingham, UK.

Shri  Sunil Paliwal started his career as Sub Collector, Cuddalore District and served as Additional Collector in Nagapattinam District.  He also worked as the Collector of Tirunelveli, Theni and Kanniyakumari Districts. The Red Cross Society of India honoured him with the Best Performance Award for his outstanding contribution as District Collector, Kanniyakumari District during the year 2006-07.

He also held crucial portfolios in the Government of Tamil Nadu such as Managing Director, Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (CMWSSB), Managing Director, Tamil Nadu Road Development Company Limited (TNRDC), Managing Director, 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) and Principal Secretary to Government, Higher Education Department.

It may be noted that the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Shipping for the appointment of Mr Sunil Paliwal as CMD of Kamarajar Port on 14 August 2019.

His tenure will be for a period of five years from the date of assumption of charge of the port or until further orders, whichever is earlier.

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