Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha)
Former Secretary to the Prime Minister for economic issues
N.K. Singh is a renowned politician, economist and former top bureaucrat. Presently he is a member of the Rajya Sabha from the state of Bihar. He serves on the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs and the Committee on Local Area Development Scheme, the Public Accounts Committee, the Consultative Committee on Finance, the Committee on Rules, the Housing Committee and the Parliamentary Forum on Global Warming and Climate Change. Mr. Singh has been among the country’s top bureaucrats and handled important portfolios such as India’s Expenditure and Revenue Secretary, a Member of the Planning Commission as well as Secretary to the Prime Minister. Mr. Singh is on the Governing bodies of research organisations like the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), the International Management Institute (IMI) and the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT). Mr. Singh has a wide range of national and international experience having interacted closely with multilateral organizations like World Bank, IMF, ADB, UNCTAD, GATT, WTO, UNDP and OECD. He has a Master’s Degree in Economics and was teaching Economics at the prestigious St. Stephen’s College, Delhi prior to joining the Civil Service. Mr. Singh has lectured widely at eminent universities like Columbia, Yale, Stanford and London School of Economics. He has continuously been a repute of columnist in leading Indian dailies, The Financial Express, Hindustan Times, Hindustan and The Indian Express. He is fond of photography, horticulture and Indian classical music.