Dr. Vinaya Prakash Singh is the Secretary-General of the Asian-Pacific Postal Union (APPU). He was elected to this position during the APPU Congress held in Bangkok in 2022.
With a Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Management from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, Dr. Singh is a career civil servant and an Indian Postal Service (IPoS) officer, who comes with a rich and varied experience of more than 33 years of working both within and outside the Government of India. He has handled various portfolios in the Department of Posts, Government of India (India Post), which entail diverse responsible positions managing myriad facets of policy formulation, policy implementation, postal operations, international relations, and financial services. Outside India Post, his experience includes working with the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) of India and with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Afghanistan. Before assuming his current position as the Secretary-General of the APPU, he was working as a Member of the Postal Services Board, Government of India, handling the HR matters of close to half a million postal staff.
In his present role, Dr. Singh leads the Union catering to the postal needs of 32 member countries from the Asia Pacific region and is also the Head of one of the world’s largest intergovernmental postal training institutes- the Asian Pacific Postal College, Bangkok.
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