Who is Harminder Raj Singh? Cadre: UP Batch: 1978, IAS Date of Birth: September 13, 1953 Place of Domicile: Punjab Mother Tongue: Punjabi Educational Qualifications MA in English Diploma in financial management
Major postings a) Collector, Deoria district (From June 1, 1984 to June 1, 1986) b) Collector & D M (Dy Secretary Level) Jhansi district, (November1, 1990 to June 1, 1991) c) Director, Ministry of Heavy Industries & Pub Enterprises (From July 1, 1993 to February 1, 1998) d) Member (Finance), Joint Secy Equivalent in the ministry of Commerce & Industry, Bureau of Indl Costs & Prices (BICP), (From February 2, 1998 to July 9, 1998) e) Secretary, (JS Level) Industries, UP govt (From July 20, 1998 to December 11, 1998) f) Joint Secy, Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi, (From July 18, 2001 to October 31, 2006) Foreign Training a) University of Birmingham, UK, 16 weeks, (1988) b) Management of Public Sector Enterprises, 6 weeks, Australia (1994)
Read: Death of Jagada Nanda Panda, a 1983 batch IAS of Orissa cadre (August 1, 2009) Action & Appointments Vice Admiral Robin Dhowan, who was the Commandant of the prestigious National Defence Academy, took over today as the deputy chief of naval staff. A navigation and direction specialist, Vice Admiral Dhowan is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy (45th Course C Sqn) and the Defence Services Staff College. He has undergone various courses in India and abroad including the Sea Harrier Direction course at Yeovilton, UK and the Naval Command Course at Naval War College, Rhode Island, USA.