CHENNAI (Metro Rail News): M.A. Siddique has been appointed as the new Managing Director of Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL). He was the Commissioner of Revenue Administration until now. Siddique will replace Pradeep Yadav, who has been posted as Secretary, Highways and Minor Ports, in place of Dheeraj Kumar, who would take charge as the Commissioner of Commercial Taxes.
Mr. Siddique is an IAS officer of Tamil Nadu Cadre belonging to the batch of 1995. He has served in various capacities in the Government of Tamil Nadu and Government of India.
With a service record of over 22 years, Mr. Siddique has gained expertise in public finance, policy making and public administration. He served as Sub-Collector, Sivakasi, Virudhunagar district from 1997-1998 and had subsequently joined the Finance department as the Under Secretary to Government in 1998 and worked as Deputy Secretary in Finance Department from 1999 to 2002, acting as the Budget Officer of the State Government. He served as District Collector of Dharmapuri District between 2002 and 2004 and in Sivaganga District from 2006 to 2007. He held the post of Director of Museums for two years from 2004 and 2006 and that of Commissioner of Archives for three years between 2014 and 2017.
In Government of India, Mr Siddique worked as Director in Department of Expenditure for a year in 2008-2009 and worked in two key ministries of Home and Finance for five years between 2009 and 2014.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Technology in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.