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.