Regional (M.P & C.G)

Vijay Singh Takes Oath as UPSC Member

Vijay Singh, Madhya Pradesh cadre officer of Indian Administrative Service (IAS), former chief secretary of the state and former Defence Secretary, Government of India, has took oath of office and secrecy as Member, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

Prof DP Agrawal, Honourable Chairman, UPSC, administered the oath to Singh.

Singh is an IAS of Madhya Pradesh cadre of 1970 batch and has held several significant assignments both in the State of Madhya Pradesh and at the Centre during his 37 year career.

His assignments at the Centre included Director in the Department of Cultural Affairs, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting and in Ministry of Finance.

Singh became Chief Secretary of Madhya Pradesh in October, 2004 and served there till January, 2006. Thereafter, he served as Secretary to Government of India in the Department of AYUSH and later in the Department of Road Transport & Highways, till becoming the Defence Secretary in August, 2007.

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