Dr. Rai Singh




Dr. Rai Singh, IAS (Retd.)
President, Baba Virsa Singh ji Maharaj Memorial Trust

M.A. (English)
M.A. (Public Administration)
FBIM (London)


  • Retired in June 2003 as Principal Secretary to the Govt. of U.P. at the top Scale of IAS.
  • Served Government of Uttar Pradesh & Govt. of India in different capacities for more than three decades.
  • Selected for the Indian Foreign Service, opted for the IAS
  • Allotted to U.P. Cadre of I.A.S. in 1972.
  • Served as Secretary (Advisor) to three Governors during Presidents Rule in Uttar Pradesh
    • Shri Moti Lal Vora
    • Shri Mohamed Shafi Qureshi
    • and Shri Romesh Bhandari


International Experience

  • Lead Indian delegations to more than three dozen foreign countries, including: Nepal, Bangladesh Sri Lanka, Thailand Singapore, U.A.E, Kuwait, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, U.K, France, Germany, Italy, Greece, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Belgium, Egypt, Athens, Poland, U.S.S.R, U.S.A.
  • Unanimously elected as first Chairman of CICOPA -Specialized body of International Co-operative Affiance for Asia & Far East during 1985-89.
  • Elected member of the Central Executive Committee of ICA (International Co-operative Affiance) – an Apex World Body of Cooperative Movement in an election held in Washington in 1986.
  • Elected Vice-Chairman of AGITCOOP (Ad visor Group on International Training of Cooperators) -Specialized body of ICA (International Cooperative Affiance) in Stanford Hall Loughborough (U.K.) in 1986
  • Was elected Chairman of International Workshop organized by LL.O. in Geneva in 1990 in which 45 Countries participated.


  • National Integration Award 1993 6y Governor of Uttar Pradesh.
  • Top professional Manager Award 1993 jointly sponsored by LIC and IMM-New Delhi.
  • Guru Nanak Peace Award 1994 bestowed by Governor of Punjab, Late Shri Surender Nath.

Political Career

  • Joined Congress Party in 2003 and was appointed President, Department of Redressal of Public Grievances & Complaints, U.P.C.C. and took up effective and successful Public Issues  & Problems with the Government at different levels.
  • Served as a Member of the working Committee in U.P.C.C.
  • In 2004, contested Lok Sabha (Parliament) Election  and made a strong showing as Congress candidate.