-CB News Desk
Arun Singhal is the chief executive officer of India’s apex food regulator Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).
Singhal is a special secretary with the department of health and family welfare. He will succeed GSG Ayyangar who was briefly appointed as the CEO of the food regulator.
Singhal, a 1987-batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, is at present Special Secretary in the Department of Health and Family Welfare. During his tenure, he was successful in the implementation of the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), and ensuring transparency in medical admissions by way of making common counseling mandatory has been priority areas of work for him. He has also been associated with drafting of the National Medical Commission Bill and Allied and Healthcare Profession Bill.
After completing B.Tech. and M.Tech. from IIT, Kanpur in Electrical Engineering, Shri Singhal joined IAS,1987. He has rich and varied experience of administrative work in diverse areas such as Petroleum and Natural Gas, Industrial Development, Rural Development, Agriculture Marketing, and Health & Family Welfare. He has also functioned as Chief Electoral Officer of UP in addition to serving in various capacities in the Central and State Governments.