Dalbir Singh

Dalbir Singh Senior Advisor

Senior Advisor, Forum of Federations, Canada

Dalbir Singh, National Secretary of Indian National Congress, India’s largest political party, had a brief distinguished career in the Army during which he fought the 1971 Wartaught at the Army Combat School and had a stint with the military intelligence. He has handled challenging political assignment of the insurgency prone and tribal-dominated areas of the North East, besides strategic policy & planning, logistics, organizational work and coordination of national political programmes of the party. 

An Honours graduate in Law and an MBA, he has been the Chairman of Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi and Member Governing Board, Universal Business School. He is also the President of Foundation for Policy & Governance and of National Forum on Tuberculosis; Trustee, Himalayan Environment Trust, and Member Advisory Board, SPIC MACAY, India’s foremost organization for promotion of culture & heritage. He was an international observer during 2004 national elections in Uzbekistan. Some of the papers presented by him include: Conflict Management in Multiethnic & Multicultural Societies, Switzerland (2002); Democracy, Federalism and Globalization, Spain (2004); Management of Diversity and Cooperative Federalism, Delhi (2004) and Federalism and Democratic legitimacy, European Parliament (2005) & Democracy in India Past, Present & Future for International House, New York (2007); Counter Insurgency & Power Sharing, Sri Lanka (2007); Local Governance, Pakistan (2007); Metropolitan Governance, Australia (2009); Perspectives on Local Governance during IBSA Summit, Brazil (2010),  Equality & Unity in Diversity for Development, Ethiopia (2010); Role of Public Diplomacy in Development of International Human Cooperation, Russia (2010); Towards Nuclear Weapons Free World, Kazakhstan (2012), Investment Development and Governance, Malaysia (2012) and challenges of Regional Development in context of BRICS, Russia (2013); Democracy, Heritage & Diversity, Bulgaria (2013); Global Health Strategies, Paris (2013); Challenges of Public Health, Spain (2014); and, Building New Synergy – India-China Relations, China (2014). He has been Senior Advisor (South Asia) for Forum of Federations, Canada, an International apex body for promotion of Federalism democratic governance.

He has been Member of National Task Force on “Decentralized Governance” and Central Advisory Committee, Ministry of Defence and Member, National Wastelands Development Board (1991-96) Govt. of India. He has been Mayor, Commonwealth Games 2010 and is Vice President of National Tennis Federation.  Has been conferred with the highest award of honour given to a foreign national by the Russian President in 2013. Has been on international panel of Experts on Democratic Governance since 2007. He was also honoured by President of India for distinguished service to Construction & Infrastructure Industry.

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