|Member of Parliament|
|Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (Independent charge) and Minister of State for Defence, Government of India|
28 October 2012
|Prime Minister||Dr Manmohan Singh|
|Preceded by||Ajay Maken|
|Constituency||Alwar , Rajasthan|
12 June 1971 |
New Delhi, India
|Political party||Indian National Congress|
Jitendra Singh (born 12 June 1971) is the Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (Independent charge) and the Minster of State for Defence, Government of India. He assumed this charge on 28 October 2012. Formerly, Jitendra Singh was the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Government of India; a position that he assumed in July 2011. He is the Member of Parliament representing the Alwar constituency of Rajasthan, and the pretender to the defunct throne of Alwar. Jitendra Singh is a member of the Indian National Congress.
Jitendra Singh was born into the royal family of Alwar to Yuvraj Shri Pratap Singh & Yuvrani Mahendra Kumari. His grandfather, Sir Tej Singh Prabhakar KCSI was the last ruling Maharaja of Alwar. Prior to his death in Feb 2009, Sir Tej was also the last living member of the Order of the Star of India. On the death of Sir Tej, Jitendra Singh succeeded his grandfather as Head of the Royal House of Alwar.
Jitendra Singh married Ambika Devi Sahiba on 14 February 1994 at New Delhi. Ambika Devi Sahiba is the daughter of Raja Brijendra Singh of Dada-Siba and the maternal granddaughter of L. K. Jha, former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, former Ambassador to the USA, and former Governor of Jammu & Kashmir. They are blessed with two daughters, Manavi Sahiba (9 October 1996) and Janaki Sahiba (13 July 1998); and a son, Yuvraj Manavendra Singhji Sahib (24 September 2001).
Jitendra Singh did his schooling at Wynberg Allen at Mussorie, followed by Bachelors in Commerce from the University of Delhi. Subsequently, he trained in Automobile engineering from Germany.
- Elected as a member of Rajasthan Legislative Assembly representing Alwar City constituency (state parliament of Rajasthan) in 1998.
- Elected for second term as a member of Rajasthan Legislative Assembly representing Alwar City constituency (state parliament of Rajasthan) in 2004.
- Appointed as Secretary, All India Congress Committee in 2007 (assists Rahul Gandhi in his political projects).
- Elected as Member of Parliament to the 15th Lok Sabha representing the Alwar constituency of Rajasthan in 2009.
- Appointed as Minister of State for Home Affairs, Government of India in July 2011
- Appointed as Minster of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (Independent charge) and Minister of State for Defence, Government of India in the latest Cabinet reshuffle in Oct 2012.
- 63. Jitendra Singh Election Commission of India.[dead link]
- "Rajasthan - Alwar Assembly Constituency". Partywise Comparison Since 1977. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
- D K Singh (18 January 2008). "Rahul’s new team in place". The Indian Express. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
- http://eci.nic.in/results/ListofWinningCandidated.pdf Page no 6] Election Commission of India.[dead link]
- "Shri Jitendra Singh". Fifteenth Lok Sabha - Members Bioprofile. Parliament of India. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
Tej Singh Prabhakar Bahadur
|Titular Maharaja of Alwar