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Rajni Chawla

Executive Deputy Commissioner

Rajni Chawla

Rajni Chawla is Executive Deputy Commissioner of the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA).

Prior to being appointed to her current position, Chawla served as the First Deputy Commissioner at OTDA and as Deputy Commissioner of Audit and Quality Improvement. Before joining OTDA, Chawla served as Director of Internal Audit at the Office of Information Technology Services which is responsible for providing statewide IT strategic direction, directing IT policy, and delivering centralized IT products and services that support the mission of the state. She also worked as the Director of Internal Audit at the New York State Department of Labor. Prior to joining state service, she worked for the private sector in numerous capacities.

Chawla received her Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce from the DAVY University, India. She is also a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, and Certified Information Systems Auditor.

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