Mr Jayant Singh is the current Chairman ( in-charge ) of Inland Waterways Authority of India. He joined the organization as Vice Chairman in May 2021.
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 and operationalized a number of multimodal logistics terminals in Rajasthan and Haryana, and 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 for over 5 years where he was academic in-charge of History, Politics and took sessions in Public Administration and Management. He was also the Centre Director for Centre of Disaster Management.
Besides Public Policy, Governance and infrastructure, 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 where he handled matters pertaining to Internal and External Security besides management of the apex of the national security architecture.
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.