Jitendra Singh (BJP politician)

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Dr. Jitendra Singh
Dr.Jitendra Singh.JPG
at DoNER press conference
Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (Independent charge) and Minister of State for Prime Minister Office Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space, Government of India
Assumed office
26 May 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Member of the India Parliament
for Udhampur
Assumed office
2014
Preceded by Chaudhary Lal Singh
Personal details
Born (1956-11-06) 6 November 1956 (age 60)
Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir
Nationality Indian
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s) Manju Singh
Children 2
Residence Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir[1]
Alma mater Stanley Medical College, Chennai
Profession Doctor
Politician

Jitendra Singh (born 6 November 1956) is an Indian politician. Currently, he is the Minister of State(MoS)(Independent Charge) for the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, Prime Minister Office, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space.[2]

He is a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National Executive member and was the chief spokesperson for the State of Jammu and Kashmir.[3][4] He won the Udhampur seat in Indian general election, 2014 for the 16th Lok Sabha.[5]

He was a professor of diabetes and endocrinology,[6] a consultant and clinical practitioner, author of 8 books, and a newspaper columnist. He is the ex-Chairman, National Scientific Committee Diabetes, Research Society for Study of Diabetes in India. Singh hails from a Rajput family.[7]

His verified Twitter handle is https://twitter.com/DrJitendraSingh

Career[edit]

He resigned from Government job of Professor Medicine (Diabetes) for pursuing his political career. He played a historic role in 2008 Amarnath Land Row Agitation, as a member of the core committee of Amarnath Sangharsh Samiti.

He contributed over five thousand published articles in the press including a widely read syndicated column “Tales of Travesty”. Author of five books, Elsvier published monograms and over a dozen chapters in various text books of Diabetes and Medicine for MD students. He was first ever medical professional to be conferred the coveted “Jamna Devi Gian Devi” award for journalism. Citation hails as popular freelance journalist having so far contributed more than two thousand published articles in national regional press.

He has authored five books and three Monograms included three All-India popular books on Diabetes awareness, one of which titled “Diabetes Made Easy” was included in Best-seller section of “World Book Fair” held at Pragati Maidan in 2002.

He was Awarded Gold Medal for “Oration” at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry. He received the “Award of outstanding personality” from former union Health Minister, Mr. Ghulam Nabi Azad in 2009.Interestingly, Ghulam Nabi Azad was defeated by Dr Jitendra Singh in the 16th Lok Sabha Elections held in 2014.

He was pioneered work on “Stress Diabetes in Kashmiri Migrants” published in “International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries” and hailed by World Health Organization (WHO).

He is the Minister of State(MoS)(Independent Charge) for the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, Prime Minister Office, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dr. Jitendra Singh – Affidavit Information of Candidate. Myneta.info. Retrieved on 1 August 2014.
  2. ^ For better synergy, maximum efficiency. The Hindu (28 May 2014). Retrieved on 1 August 2014.
  3. ^ Minister of State (Independent Charge): Jitendra Singh. NDTV (26 May 2014). Retrieved on 1 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Make the interlocutors' report on Kashmir public: BJP". The Times of India. 14 May 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "Profile on BJP Web Site". Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "Dr Jitendra Singh focusses on young diabetics". Early Times. 17 February 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ For better synergy, maximum efficiency. The Hindu (28 May 2014). Retrieved on 1 August 2014.