(Profile) UPSC Member: Shri Vijay Singh

Shri Vijay Singh

Joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1970 (MP 1970). Key assignments held in the State Government include District Magistrate, Bhopal, District Magistrate, Gwalior, Commissioner Jabalpur Division, Commissioner Indore Division, Home Secretary to the State Government from January 1994 to August 1996 and Chief Secretary, Government of MP from 2004-2006. Has spent over 15 years in assignments directly related to the management of law and order and his role in preventing communal riots in Indore following the demolition of the Babri Masjid in 1992 was widely praised in the national media at that time.

Served in the Central Government at the level of Deputy Secretary/Director, Joint Secretary, Additional Secretary and Secretary. Worked as Coordinator for the festivals of India in France, USA, USSR and Japan from 1983 to 1987, under the chairmanship of Smt. Pupul Jayakar. Served as Joint Secretary and Financial Adviser in the Ministry of Health from 1996 to 2001 and was closely associated with the creation of major national facilities such as the National Institute of Biologicals, the North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Medical Sciences at Shillong, the Trauma Centre at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi as well as expansion of health facilities in rural areas. Served as Additional Secretary and Financial Adviser in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers and Additional Secretary (Broadcasting), Ministry of Information and Broadcasting from 2002 to 2004.

Served as Secretary, Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways during 2006 – 2007 and Defence Secretary from 31st July 2007 to 31st July 2009. Appointed Member, Union Public Service Commission in November 2009.