A.P. Singh

Fmr Member, Postal Services Board, Independent

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Ashok Pal Singh is a former civil servant with over 35 years of work experience. He has been a Member of the Postal Board, the founding Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of the India Post Payments Bank, Joint Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance and Deputy Director General in the Unique Identification Authority of India. Mr Singh is associated with several public-sector reforms including:

  • Design of Aadhaar as the payment address of the individual
  • Design of the Direct Benefit Transfer program of the Government of India for disbursement of social security benefits using biometric identity & bank accounts
  • Networking of the Post Office to deliver electronic mail, banking and insurance services
  • Redesign of the Reproductive and Child Health program of India
  • Introduction of the National Child Help Line of India for emergency help to children in need
  • Design of the National Pension Scheme (NPS) which moved India from a defined benefit to a defined contribution regime
  • Opening of telecommunications in India to competition and private sector

Mr Singh consults for the World Bank, advises companies in the financial services sector, works for street children and writes on public policy. Awarded the Chevening Gurukul Scholarship for Leadership and Excellence in 2014, Mr Singh obtained a Master's in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, USA and a Masters in History from St. Stephens College, University of Delhi.

Spoken at

EMC 2022


13th Dec '22

Technology policy: The big questions in Indian technology policy

Emerging Markets Conference