Surveyor General of India

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The Surveyor General of India is the Head of Department of Survey of India, a Department under the Ministry of Science and Technology of Government of India. He also happens to be the senior most member of the Survey of India Service, an organized engineering service under the Union of India.

The current Surveyor General is Major General Girish Kumar.[1]

Surveyors General[edit]

The East India Company appointed James Rennell to survey the Bengal Presidency in 1767. Lord Clive appointed him as Surveyor General. Colin Mackenzie was appointed Surveyor General of Madras Presidency in 1810 but these posts were abolished in 1815 and Mackenzie was made the first Surveyor General of India.[2]

  • 1815–1821: Colin Mackenzie
  • 1821–1823: John Hodgson
  • 1823–1826: Valentine Blacker
  • 1826–1829: John Hodgson
  • 1829–1830: Henry Walpole
  • 1830–1843: Sir George Everest
  • 1843–1861: Andrew Scott Waugh
  • 1861–1878: Henry Edward Landor Thuillier
  • 1878–1883: James Thomas Walker
  • 1884–1887: George Charles Depree
  • 1887–1895: Henry Ravenshaw Thuillier
  • 1895–1899: Charles Strahan
  • 1899–1904: St George Corbet Gore
  • 1904–1911: Colonel Francis Becon Longe
  • 1911–1919: Sidney Gerald Burrard
  • 1919–1924: Charles Henry Dudley Ryder
  • 1924–1928: Edward Aldborough Tandy
  • 1928–1933: Robert Henry Thomas
  • 1933–1937: Harold John Couchman
  • 1937–1941: Sir Clinton Gresham Lewis
  • 1941–1946: Sir Edward Oliver Wheeler
  • 1946–1951: George Frederick Heaney
  • 1951–1956: Ian Henry Richard Wilson
  • 1956–1961: Gambhir Singh
  • May 1961 - Dec 1961 : (#) Col Rajendar Singh Kalha
  • Jan 1962 - Apr 1962 : Eustace Randolf Wilson
  • May 1962 - June 1966 : Brig Gambhir Singh
  • July 1966 - Aug 1969 : Brig Jitindar Singh Paintal
  • Sept 1969 - June 1971 : (#) Brig Jamshed A.F. Dalal
  • July 1971 - Apr 1972 : Brig Jitindar Singh Paintal
  • May 1972 - Mar 1976 : (#) Dr Hari Narain, Padam Shri
  • Apr 1976 - Nov 1981 : Lt Gen Kishori Lal Khosla
  • Dec 1981 - Jan 1988 : Lt Gen Girish Chandra Agarwal
  • Feb 1988 - Dec 1988 : (#) Maj Gen D M Gupta
  • Jan 1989 - Nov 1990 : Lt Gen Surinder Mohan Chadha
  • Dec 1990 - Mar 1991 : (#) A K Sanyal
  • Apr 1991 - June 1992 : Vinay Kant Nagar
  • July 1992 - Dec 1992 : Lt Gen C B Jhaldiyal
  • Jan 1993 - Apr 1994 : (#) Maj Gen D P Gupta
  • May 1994 - July 1994 : (#) P R Dutta
  • Aug 1994 - Sept 1994 : (#) B B Sinha
  • Oct 1994 - July 1996 : (#) Maj Gen Surinder Prakash Mehta
  • Aug 1996 - Mar 1997 : Lt Gen Surinder Prakash Mehta
  • Apr 1997 - Mar 2001 : Lt Gen Ashok Kumar Ahuja
  • Apr 2001 - Nov 2001 : Lt Gen Ashok Kumar Ahuja (on Extn)
  • Dec 2001 - Feb 2005 : Dr Prithvish Nag (on Deputation)
  • Mar 2005 - June 2005 : Post Remain Vacant
  • July 2005 - Mar 2007 : Maj Gen M Gopal Rao
  • Apr 2007 - Dec 2007 : Maj Gen M Gopal Rao (on contract)
  • Jan 2008 - June 2008 : (#) Maj Gen R S Tanwar
  • 01-07-2008 - 13-07-2008 : (#) Dr T Ramaswami, DST
  • 14-07-2008 - Oct 2008 : (#) Dr Prithvish Nag
  • Nov 2008 - July 2009 : (#) Dr T Ramaswami, DST
  • Aug 2009 - Sept 2009 : (#) Maj Gen R S Tanwar
  • Oct 2009 - Nov 2009 : (#) Maj Gen Manoj Tayal
  • Nov 2009 - 24-08-2010 : (#) Dr T Ramaswami, DST
  • 25-08-2010 - 30-04-2015 : Dr Swarna Subba Rao
  • 01-05-2015 - 07-04-2016 : Rajendra Mani Tripathi
  • 08-04-2016 - till date : Dr Swarna Subba Rao

(#) on Additional Current Duty Charge

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.surveyofindia.gov.in/pages/view/11/77-surveyor-generals-of-india-since-independence
  2. ^ Heaney, G.F. (1968). "Rennell and the Surveyors of India". The Geographical Journal. 134 (3): 318–325. doi:10.2307/1792959. 
  3. ^ "Surveyors General in British India". Retrieved 2012-11-28. 
  4. ^ "Surveyor Generals Names". scribd. Retrieved 2012-11-28. 
  5. ^ "Survey of India - Surveyor General since Independence establishment". Retrieved 2013-01-10. 

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