Mr. N.K. Singh

Mr. N.K. Singh Member of Rajya Sabha

Member of Rajya Sabha, State of Bihar

After decades in international and Indian public service, N.K. Singh is currently a Member of Rajya Sabha (the Upper House of Parliament) from the State of Bihar. Mr. Singh has held senior civil service positions in the Ministries of Finance – Economic Affairs, Expenditure & Revenue Secretary- as well as in the Ministry of Home Affairs. He served as Secretary to the Prime Minister and was a Member of the National Planning Commission as well as Deputy Chairman of the Bihar State Planning Board.

Mr. Singh has held advisory and leadership positions at the United Nations. He represented India in successive delegations to the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Asian Development Bank, World Intellectual Property Organization and United Nations Development Programme. He served as the Minister (Economic and Commercial) at the Indian Embassy in Tokyo during a critical time in the countries' bilateral relationship. Mr. Singh is an economist by training. He graduated in economics from St. Stephens College, Delhi and went on to do his Masters from the Delhi School of Economics before becoming an IAS Officer.  He is a regular panelist and faculty member at the World Economic Forum, a frequent lecturer at Universities around the world, and a regular contributor on economic and policy matters to the Indian Express, Financial Express and Hindustan Times among other media outlets.

As a Member of Parliament, Mr. Singh is a member of the Public Accounts Committee, the Committee on Public Undertakings, the Standing Committee on Education, Parliamentary Consultative Committee on Finance and Parliamentary Forum on Global Warming & Climate Change. He serves on the board of premium research organizations like ICRIER (Indian Council for Research and International Economic Relations), International Management Institute, Observer Research Foundation, and is co-Chairman of the India Advisory Board of London School of Economics and member of the India Advisory Board of Columbia University. He is Member of the Governing Board, Nalanda International University. Mr. Singh is fond of photography, horticulture, and Indian Classical music. He is married to Prem Kumari, and has three children, Meenakshi, Abhijeet and Madhavi.

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