N. K. Singh

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N. K. Singh
N. K. Singh - World Economic Forum on India 2012.jpg
Singh at the World Economic Forum on India in 2012
Born (1941-01-27) 27 January 1941 (age 73)
Calcutta, India
Occupation Member of Parliament,Economist,Civil Servant,Lobbyist

Nand Kishore Singh (N. K. Singh) (born 27 January 1941) is a politician, economist and former Indian Administrative Service officer. He is a former Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha from Bihar[1] He belongs to the 1964 Bihar cadre.,[2] since 2008.[3] He quit Janata Dal(United) and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in March, 2014.[4] He lives in Patna,Bihar.[5] He is a former Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha from Bihar between 10 April 2008 to 9 April 2014.

Early life[edit]

N. K. Singh is from a well connected family. He was born in Calcutta to Sir T. P. Singh, who served as country's finance secretary. His mother has been a former parliamentarian. He did his Master’s Degree in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics. His sisters Krishna, Radha, Shyama have been IAS officers. His brother-in-law is former high-ranking policeman and the current [6]Governor Of Nagaland Nikhil Kumar. His younger brother Uday Singh was Member of Parliament for the Purnia constituency in Bihar.


N. K. Singh taught Economics at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University. He entered IAS in 1964. He has been a senior bureaucrat and handled assignments of Finance Secretary, Member Planning Commission and Principal Secretary to PM. He is known for his international connections and social networking with business men such as Sunil Mittal, Mukesh Ambani, Anil Ambani and L N Mittal. He is the former Chairman, Board of Governors of Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon. He announced to join BJP to fight for parliamentary Election 2014.

Nira Radia Tapes Controversy[edit]

In 2010, N K Singh was heard in the Nira Radia Tapes, trying to push parliamentary debate to give retroactive tax rebates to Reliance Industries by manipulating the order of speakers (relegating the speakers critical of the retroactive tax rebates) and arranging meeting of Reliance staffers/lobbyists with the new lead speakers.[7][8] He defended his conduct and said that Reliance advocacy was for national ‘energy security'.[9]


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