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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.
“Keep growing in love for your Master. Do not look to this side or that or even at the path ahead, because people will always be criticizing you.”

Baba Virsa Singh

“Trees do not wear crosses, but the great spiritual beings see God in trees. Water has no symbols, but Guru Gobind Singh says, ‘My God is in water.”

Baba Virsa Singh JI

"We do spiritual practices to gradually prepare the way for enlightenment. It does not come immediately."

Baba Virsa Singh JI

"Management does not change things. It is God who changes people."

Baba Virsa Singh JI

"Our mind is not controlled. It is a fire fed by wood from the whole world."

Baba Virsa Singh JI

"Think that everything in this world exists with God’s blessings, whether we regard it as pleasant or unpleasant."

Baba Virsa Singh JI

"First look within yourself, and then you will see God everywhere."

Baba Virsa Singh JI

"If we keep faith and love in difficulties, and pray for those who abuse us, we will always remain happy & free."

Baba Virsa Singh Ji

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