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Home Hon'ble Union Minister of Earth Sciences

Dr. Jitendra Singh

Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Science & Technology, Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office, Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions.

Father's Name

Late Shri Rajinder Singh

Mother's Name

Smt. Shanti Devi

Date of Birth

06 Nov 1956

Place of Birth

Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir)

Marital Status

Married

Date of Marriage

16 Apr 1982

Spouse's Name

Smt. Manju Singh

No. of Sons

2

Educational
Qualifications

M.B.B.S., M.D. (Medicine),Fellowship (Diabetes) MNAMS (Diabetes and Endocrinology), Hon.Ph.d
Educated at Stanley Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, All India
Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi, Government Medical College, Jammu and Amity NOIDA

Profession

Medical Practitioner
Author,Professor,Newspaper Columnist,Diabetologist & Consultant Physician

Permanent Address

169, Trikuta Nagar,

Jammu-180012, Jammu and Kashmir

Tel. : (0191) 2477722
07042304567, 09419192900 (M)

Present Address

4, Kushak Road,

New Delhi-110 011

Tels. : (011) 23794542, 23794559, 07042304567 (M)
Fax : (011) 23794559
E-mail: hfm@gov.in

Positions Held

Years

Positions Held

May, 2014

Elected to 16 th  Lok Sabha

27 May 2014 - 25 May 2019

Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office; Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space

09 Nov. 2014 - 25 May 2019

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region

22 May 2016 - 28 May 2016

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

May, 2019

Re-elected to 17th  Lok Sabha (2nd  term)

30 May 2019 onwards

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region
Minister of State, Prime Minister`s Office; Minister of State, Ministry of Personnel,
Public Grievances and Pensions; Minister of State, Department of Atomic Energy and Minister of State, Department of Space

8 July 2021 onwards

Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Earth Sciences,
Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Science & Technology,
Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions,
Minister of State in the Department of Atomic Energy and
Minister of State in the Department of Space

Books Published

Author of 8 Books including Monograms on Diabetes and World Book Fair "Best Seller", "Diabetes Made Easy"; Author of Chapters on Diabetes consecutively in around dozen successive editions of API Text Books for Post Graduate Course (Medicine); Syndicated weekly column "Tales of Travesty", popularly read and regularly published for three decades

Literary, artistic and scientific accomplishments

Author of 8 books; Over 10,000 published articles in newspapers & journals; Awarded coveted "Jamna Devi Gian Devi Award for Journalism, Gold Medal for Oration at JIPMER, Puducherry, and Outstanding Personality Award, 2009; Has flair for Writing; Newspaper Columnist.

Favourite Pastime and Recreation

Reading biographies, Writing on Medical as well as topical subjects, Listening to old film music from 1950s and early 1960s (Favourites - Mehdi Hasan, Mohd Rafi, Begum Akhtar).

Other information

Professor, Medicine & Diabetes, 1986-2011